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Scores killed in Pakistan bus collision


  
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At least 59 people were killed late Saturday in a fiery collision between a bus and an oil tanker near the southern port city of Karachi in Pakistan. The bus, which was overcrowded, was reportedly hit head-on by the tanker.

The driver of the tanker, which police say was traveling in the wrong direction on a dilapidated stretch of highway, reportedly fled the scene.

Shoaib Siddiqui, Commissioner of Karachi, told CNN that initial investigations suggest that the road condition was bad, and the oil tanker was traveling the wrong way on the national highway.

Most of the bus passengers died in the incident. Some passengers traveling on the roof of the vehicle managed to jump to safety, but those inside were trapped. Along with the deaths, several people suffered serious burns.

Traffic accidents are a major cause of death in Pakistan.





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