A speeding bus carrying mostly laborers 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.
According to senior police officer Hassan Javed, the bus had left Sialkot and was traveling on Taunsa Road, with a destination of Dera Ghazi Khan in eastern Punjab province. According to him, the exact cause of the accident is still being investigated.
Rescuers transported the dead and injured 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 passengers were traveling to their home district of Rajanpur to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Adha feast.
Due to poor road infrastructure and a disregard for traffic laws, deadly accidents are common in Pakistan.
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