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8 electrocuted at wedding party

A Pakistani police officer says eight members of a wedding party died when metal dowry furniture strapped to the bus they were travelling in struck a power line.

Police officer Irshad Ali says the bus carrying the wedding party home in the southern Sindh province caught fire after striking the cable and crashed into a tree.

He said six women, a man and a child died from electrocution.

More than 20 others were treated for burns and minor injuries.