17 Deaths and Over 40 Injuries: Tragic Bus Crash Claims Lives of Pakistani Pilgrims on Eid Journey

17 deaths and over 40 injuries tragic bus crash claims lives of pakistani pilgrims on eid journey

A sad event happened in Pakistan as a bus carrying pilgrims crashed while they were on their way to a shrine in Balochistan to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr. The crash happened late on Wednesday when the bus lost control and fell into a deep valley. Sadly, at least 17 people lost their lives, and more than 40 others got hurt. They’re getting treatment in Karachi, but the number of injured might go up.

It’s not uncommon for such terrible accidents to happen in Pakistan. Often, they’re caused by mistakes made by drivers and roads that aren’t kept well.

The Chief Minister of Balochistan, Sindh Murad Ali Shah, shared that among the injured were two children and at least five people had severe head injuries. These were mostly poor workers who were traveling from Thatta in the south to visit a Sufi Muslim temple in Khuzdar, a city about 500 kilometers away.

Officials are still trying to understand exactly what caused the accident. The Deputy Commissioner of Balochistan, Munir Ahmad Kakar, mentioned that around 60 people, including men, women, and children, were in the bus when it crashed. He suggested it might have been because the brakes failed.

Eid-al-Fitr is a significant celebration for Muslims worldwide, marking the end of Ramadan. It’s a time for fasting, spiritual thinking, and prayers. It’s sad that this joyous time turned tragic for these pilgrims.