Road Crash Kill More Than 28, Ahead Of Eid Holiday In Pakistan
Road Crash Kill More Than 28, Ahead Of Eid
Holiday In Pakistan
More than twenty-eight people were killed on Monday, after a bus packed with people heading home for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in Pakistan crashed into a truck, officials disclosed.
The accident happened around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Multan, in Punjab province.
Government official, Shezad ul-Islam, said 40 people were injured in the accident, and the death toll was likely to rise as some were in critical condition.
Eid al-Adha is one of the biggest celebrations on the Muslim calendar, when families slaughter animals and share the meat with the poor.
Huge numbers of people have been crossing the country in recent days to return home to their families.
Pakistan, situated in South Asia, is the world’s fifth-most populous country, and has the second-largest Muslim population.
The country, has a terrible traffic safety record with thousands of accidents a year due to substandard roads, poorly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.