Bus crash in Pakistan kills 28 passengers

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A speeding bus carrying labourers travelling home for a major Muslim holiday has rammed into a container truck on a busy highway in central Pakistan, killing at least 28 people and injuring 40, police and rescue officials say.

The bus had left the city of Sialkot on Sunday and was travelling to the city of Dera Ghazi Khan in eastern Punjab province, said senior police officer Hassan Javed.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, he said.

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 travelling to their home district of Rajanpur to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Adha feast.

Deadly accidents are common in Pakistan due to poor road infrastructure and disregard for traffic laws.

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