DERA GHAZI KHAN: At least 34 people were killed and over 40 were injured on Monday when a passenger bus collided with a truck on the Indus Highway in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, officials said. The bus was travelling from Sialkot to Rajanpur.
Initially, Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan Dr Irshad Ahmed confirmed that 29 people, including women and children, had died in the incident. He said rescue officials reached the site soon after the accident, adding that dead bodies and the injured were being transferred to the DHQ Teaching Hospital DG Khan.
Later, DHQ Teaching Hospital Medical College Principal Dr Asif Qureshi told that the death toll from the accident had risen to 34.
According to the hospital management, four of the injured were in a critical condition.