TOBA TEK SINGH: On Thursday, 16 cows and buffaloes belonging to a dairy farmer died in Samundri’s Chak 548-GB.
Farmer Malik Asghar Ali Wattoo told reporters that 16 of his 28 animals were out in the open, while the others were behind a shed, and those out in the open were found dead the next morning.
His loss was calculated to be Rs6.4 million.
According to Chaudhry Ghulam Haider, director of the Faisalabad Livestock and Dairy Development Department, a mobile veterinary testing laboratory and a team of veterinary doctors took samples from the stomachs of some of the animals, and an inquiry team was formed to determine the cause of the animals’ death.
Chak 550-GB Veterinary Hospital in charge Dr Tanweer Ahmad said a bottle of rat-killing medicine fell on the wheat husk stack. The medicines, he alleged, were fed to the 16 animals along with husk and grain.
JICA: Ambassador of Japan Mitsuhiro Wada and Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals Latif Nazar Gujjar laid the foundation for a major water treatment plant project in Faisalabad on Thursday.
The project will cost Rs7.25 billion to complete in partnership with Wasa and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Up to Rs1 billion will be spent on pumping apparatus replacement at the booster pump station and terminal reservoir.
ACCIDENT: A girl student died and another girl and two persons were injured critically when a speeding van ran them over at Faisalabad on Satiana Road near Awan Chowk on Thursday.
Rescue 1122 and the Faisalabad Saddar police said Farzana Nasir, Antasha Tariq, Rehana Bibi and Muhammad Tahir were crossing the road when the van hit them. They were seriously wounded and rushed to the Allied Hospital, where Farzana succumbed to her injuries.
DIES: A labourer died and another was injured when the roof of an under-construction house caved in on Thursday at Gojra in Chak 308-JB.
Rescue 1122 said Anees and Ihsan were at work when the roof fell on them. Locals removed debris and shifted them to the Gojra THQ Hospital, where Anees succumbed to his wounds while Ihsan was stated to be in an unstable condition.
THEFT: Thieves took away mobile phones and other valuables worth Rs1 million from five shops near the railway level crossing at Gojra late on Wednesday.