Two men were killed after their motorcycle collided with a truck on Gaddiwind-Cheema link road due to poor visibility on Monday evening.
Sources said a plume of smoke spread on the road around 7pm after some farmers burnt the wheat stubble in their fields located along the road.
Harpal Singh, a resident of Naushehra Dhala, and Sukha Singh of village Rasooplur were on their way to Sarai Amanat Khan on a motorcycle when they crashed into a truck coming from the opposite side, due to poor visibility. The two died on the spot. Police rushed to the spot and sent the bodies to the Tarn Taran civil hospital for the post-mortem examination.
Sarai Amanat Khan police station house officer (SHO) Sukhbir Singh said the investigation is on. He said no case has been registered so far as the victim’s family wanted to reach a compromise with the driver, who had fled after the accident.
Commenting on stubble-burning that caused the mishap, the SHO said as it was banned under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, anyone found flouting the rule will face action.
Tarn Taran deputy commissioner Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal said he had issued strict directions to SHOs to enforce the ban on stubble burning and take strict action against farmers violating the order.