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17 killed in bus-truck collision in Pakistan

Published: 31st July 2013 09:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2013 09:02 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

At least 17 people were killed and several injured when a bus had a head on collision with a truck in a town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Tuesday evening, Xinhua reported.

The accident occurred when a passenger bus, with over 30 people on board, hit a truck coming from opposite direction at Indus Highway in Karak town.

It was a head-on collision which caused fire in the bus, killing 10 people on the spot. Seven others succumbed to their injuries later at the hospital.

The cause of the accident was investigated.

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