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30 died, many injured after passenger bus crashes in Pakistan’s Punjab province

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A passenger bus collided with a trailer truck on a highway in Dera Ghazi Khan district of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, atleast thirty people died and many others were injured in the accident.

The majority of the passengers were labourers who were going to their hometown to celebrate Eid-ul Azha, officials said. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital where medical staff confirmed the death of 18 people upon their arrival.

The bus was en route from Sialkot to Rajanpur when the accident took place on the Indus Highway near Taunsa bypass in Dera Ghazi Khan district.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that at least thirty people have lost their lives in a traffic accident near Dera Ghazi Khan.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Interior minister Sheikh Rashid expressed sorrow over the incident.

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