On monday, at least 30 people were killed, mostly labourers who were going to their hometown to celebrate Eid-ul Azha, and over 40 others injured . when a passenger bus collided from Sialkot to Rajanpur when the accident took place on the Indus Highway near Taunsa bypass in Dera Ghazi Khan district, some 430 km from Lahore.
Senior police officer Hassan javed said, the bus had left the city of Sialkot and was traveling on Taunsa Road; its destination was the city of Dera Ghazi Khan in eastern Punjab province. The accident of exact cause is not known is still under investigation, he said.
A speeding bus carrying mostly labours traveling home for a major Muslim holiday rammed into a container truck on a busy highway in central Pakistan on Monday, killing at least 28 people and injuring 40, police and rescue officials said.
Rescuers shfted the deadly and injured people to a nearby hospital. According to Sher Khan, who was in charge of the rescue team at the site, some of the injured were in critical condition. He said the majority of the passengers were going to their home town of Rajanpur to celebrate the upcoming Eid ul Azha feast on wednesday.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet confirmed that at least 30 people have lost their lives in the accident near Dera Ghazi Khan.
He appealed to public vehicle drivers to drive carefully for the safety of passengers.Quoting an injured passenger a police official said the driver of the bus seemed to have fallen a sleep and lost control over the vehicle that caused the accident.
Traffic accidents are common in Pakistan and most of them are caused due to overspeeding, bad roads and untrained drivers.& poor road infrastructures.