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Afghan: Bus collision with truck leaves 51 dead

Last Updated: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 00:10

Zeenews Bureau

Kabul: A fiery crash between a bus and a truck in Afghanistan on Friday morning claimed 51 lives.

According to General Zarawar Zahid, the police chief in Ghazni province, both the vehicles burned after the collision in Ab Band district.

He says 51 of the 56 passengers on the bus have died. Afghan police and soldiers are working to remove the victims, including children, from the wreckage.

Zahid says many of the bodies are so badly burned that they cannot be easily identified. The fate of the two drivers was not immediately known.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 13:20

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