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Thursday, February 15, 2024

DG Khan bus accident kills 29, injures over 40

A harrowing incident occurred in the early hours of Monday when a bus crashed with a trailer. According to official reports, the incident killed 29 people and injured more than 40. The victims included women and children.

In Dera Ghazi (DG) Khan a passenger bus on its way from Ranjanpur to Sialkot collided with a trailer, killing 29 people on the spot. According to reports, more than 40 people are injured.

Commissioner of Dera Ghazi Khan, Dr. Irshad Ahmed confirmed that 29 people, including women and children, died in the DG Khan bus accident.

According to Rescue 1122, the bus accident occurred early Monday morning near Taunsa By-Pass in DG Khan. Rescue teams arrived at the scene of the incident and shifted the dead and injured to a nearby district hospital.

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Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed expressed deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident and extended heartiest condolences to the families of the deceased.

“May Allah Almighty raise the dead to a higher level in Paradise and give their family the courage to bear this loss,” Rashid said while praying for the departed souls.

More cases of bus accidents

In Pakistan, similar incidents of bus accidents occurred this year.

Last month, a bus filled with pilgrims coming back from a religious festival crashed in southwest Pakistan. The accident killed at least 20 and left 10 others critically injured.

The bus ran off the road and into a ditch during the early morning in the Karkh area of Khuzdar district, in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan.

“The bus was overloaded, and passengers were even traveling on the roof of the bus,” a Pakistani security official in the area told the media after paramilitary forces and soldiers were sent to help the survivors.

Read more: 35 pilgrims die in bus crash near Medina

In another incident, a speeding passenger bus fell into a ravine in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The accident killed at least 15 people, leaving more than 35 others injured.

The accident occurred on a motorway in Pakistan’s Attock district.

The bus was traveling from Lahore in Pakistan’s Punjab province to Mardan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to the police, the bus driver lost control while trying to avoid an accident with another car.

The rescue teams took the dead and injured to a hospital nearby, the police said.

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