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32 Killed in Bus Accident near Jamshoro

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A road accident early Sunday killed at least 32 people including women and children when a bus collided with an oil tanker in southern Pakistan, creating a blazing inferno, police said.

32 Killed in Bus Accident near Jamshoro
32 Killed in Bus Accident near Jamshoro

The bus carrying 45 passengers hit the oil tanker on a superhighway near Jamshoro district in Southern Sindh province, according to police, resulting in a fire that burned most of the passengers to death.

“The driver lost control of the bus and hit an oil tanker from the back side. 32 people have been killed and several others injured,” senior police official Mohammad Farooq told reporters at the scene.

“There are women and children among the dead. Some dead bodies are beyond recognition,” he said.

Ten more people who were injured were taken to a local hospital, he added.

Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

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