At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100 injured while performing dangerous stunts by riding bikes rashly in between the traffic in Pakistan’s different cities on the occasion of Eid, officials said on Thursday.
Seven persons lost their lives while performing stunts on motorcycles in Punjab province’s Faisalabad, two in Bahawalpur and one in Lahore cities while over 100 suffered injuries on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Punjab Emergency Services.
The injured have been admitted to different hospitals where the condition of some of them is stated to be critical.
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Police have arrested more than 50 youngsters mostly from Lahore and Faisalabad and impounded more than 1,000 bikes.
“Parents should stop their children from doing wheelie as it may cost their lives,” Lahore police chief Amin Wains appealed to people.
He said that police and traffic wardens have been directed to arrest the youth involved in rashly driving and impound their vehicles.
“There were no traffic wardens and policemen on roads yesterday encouraging the wheelie boys to perform stunts freely,” alleged Sahar Ali who faced troubles while travelling along with his family by a car in Lahore.
He said on such occasions, youngsters perform stunts on motorcycles and held races on cars but police showed leniency.
“People especially travelling with women face a lot of problems because of the wheelie boys,” he said.