A passenger bus and truck trailer crashed in Pakistan, Dera Ghazi Khan district, Punjab province, killed at least 30 persons. Many of these workers were going to celebrate Id-ul-Azha in their hometowns, and over 40 passengers were hurt.
In Pakistan, at least 30 people were killed when a passenger bus and a trailer truck collided in the Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab province. Most of these labourers were on their way to their hometowns to celebrate Id-ul-Azha, and more than 74 were injured.
When the Bus driver lost control, the accident occurred:
Quoting an injured passenger, a police officer said it appears that the bus driver fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle due to the accident. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bujdar expressed grief over the accident but did not announce any compensation for the victims. Traffic accidents are common in Pakistan. Most of them are due to high cost, poor roads and untrained drivers.
Labourers on their way home to celebrate Eid ul Azha:
The bus went from Sialkot to Rajanpur when the accident took place on the Indus Highway at Taunsa, some 430 kilometres away from Lahore, on the outskirts of Dera Ghazi Khan. Officials claimed most of the passengers are workers going to their homes for a Wednesday celebration of Eid-ul-Azha. Officials said most of the passengers were labourers who were on their way to their hometown slated to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, where medical staff confirmed the death of 18 people on their arrival. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed in a tweet that at least 30 people had lost their lives in the accident near Dera Ghazi Khan.