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Car runs over sleeping protesters in Islamabad, two die
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Car runs over sleeping protesters in Islamabad, two die

| @indiablooms | 21 May 2024, 06:46 pm

At least two persons died and four others were hurt after a speeding car ran over participants of a protest sit-in on the edge of Red Zone in Islamabad on Monday, media reports said.

At the time of the incident, the participants of the ‘Save Gaza’ protest were sleeping on a portion of Jinnah Avenue between Express Chowk and the old Parade Ground, the police told Dawn News.

The streetlights in the area were switched off when the incident occurred.

“At around 2:45am, a speeding car appeared on the road, ran over five participants and then crashed into a police barricade and hit the inspector," police told Dawn News.

The driver sped away from the spot.

The patrolling team intercepted the car and caught the driver of the car.

He was later shifted to a police station.

A case was later registered at the Kohsar police station under section 322, 337-G, 427 and 279 of Pakistan Penal Code against the car driver, who has been arrested, reported Dawn News.

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