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34 killed, 50 injured in Dera Ghazi Khan bus accident

Ten people are in critical condition

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 19, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 19, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

Photo: Samaa/Akhter Ali

Thirty-four people were killed and 50 injured after a passenger bus collided with a trailer in Dera Ghazi Khan Monday morning.

Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Dr Irshad Ahmed said that the accident occurred on the Indus Highway near Jhok Yar Shah. The driver of the bus, which was traveling from Sialkot to Rajanpur, tried to overtake the trailer on the highway but lost control of the vehicle.

The passengers were travelling to their homes to celebrate Eidul Azha with their families.

The bodies and the injured have been moved to the Dera Ghazi Khan Teaching Hospital. An emergency has been imposed at the hospital. Doctors have said that four injured are in critical condition.

Twenty-six bodies have been identified and they have been sent to their native villages for burial, while the identification process for others is under way.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed condolences over the loss of human lives in the accident. He ordered authorities to provide quality medical care to the injured.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed expressed his grief with the families of the victims and pray for them.

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