Accidental bus. (Photo: File)
At least 30 people have been killed and 40 injured in a bus-truck collision in Pakistan’s Punjab province, the country’s Dawn media reported. The accident took place on the Indus Highway in Dera Ghazi Khan area of Punjab.
Dawn reported that the bus was going from Sialkot in Punjab to Rajpur.
Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Irshad Ahmed said 29 people, including women and children, were killed on the spot. Rescue operations are underway. The injured were rescued and taken to DHQ Teaching Hospital in Dera Ghazi Khan.
Hospital authorities later confirmed the deaths of 30 people. The condition of 4 of the injured is said to be critical.
Pakistan’s Home Minister Sheikh Rashid expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in a tweet. He said that now people are returning home to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha, at a time when this is an accident, no accident is less than any disaster.
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