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Friday 9 December 2016

24 killed after two buses collide head-on in Pakistan

Published 17/10/2016 | 06:21

Twenty-four people died in the crash
Twenty-four people died in the crash

Two passenger buses have collided head-on in central Pakistan, killing 24 people and injuring 69.

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Police official Jamshid Shah said speeding seems to be the cause of Monday's accident, which occurred on a dangerous curve in the Rahim Yar Khan district.

Mr Shah said women and children are among the dead and injured.

He added police and rescue officials are using cutters to retrieve bodies stuck inside the two vehicles.

Dr Tasleem Kamran said several of the injured are in critical condition.

Deadly road accidents are common in Pakistan, mainly because of bad road infrastructure and reckless driving habits.

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