Bus, tanker collision kills 73 people in E. Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, May 8 (KUNA) — At least 73 people, including women and children, were killed and around 60 others wounded when two passenger buses, carrying around 135 passengers, and an oil tanker burst into flames after a head-on collision in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province, said officials on Sunday.
Health Ministry spokesperson, Ismail Kawoosi confirmed the death toll, saying that many of the dead were burned beyond recognition and dozens of others were left badly injured in the accident.
On his part, Ghazni’s Governor, Mohammad Aman Hamimi told media that many of the survivors streamed into Ghazni’s main provincial hospital, while many others were rushed in ambulances to health facilities in southern Kandahar city. (end) sbk.gta

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