Pakistan: At least 20 dead in a road accident

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At least 20 people were charred to death today when a bus caught fire after it collided with a tanker carrying petrol in central Pakistan, police said.

The long-distance bus rammed into the back of the tanker in the dark on the outskirts of Multan city.

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“Twenty people were killed in the accident caused by the fire” that broke out afterwards, Rao Zulfikar Ali, a senior police official, told AFP. Six people were injured, he added.

The bus has been completely destroyed by fire.

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Public transport accidents occur frequently in Pakistan due to poor road conditions, poorly maintained vehicles and careless driving.

In 2015, 62 people were killed in a road accident again involving a bus and a tanker in the southern province of Sindh.


Source: Capital

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