Hundreds die in Afghan’s fuel-tanker crash
At least 73 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after two buses and an oil tanker burst into flames following a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan.
Many of the dead, including children, were burned beyond recognition as a result of yesterday’s accident in Ghazni province, near the Afghan, capital Kabul.
Jawid Salangi, a spokesman for the governor of Ghazni, said the two buses, carrying about 125 passengers from Kabul to Kandahar, collided with the tanker, setting off a fire that quickly engulfed all three vehicles.
Afghan army units were rushed to the scene of the accident in Moqor district and managed to save some passengers, but many of the injured were in a critical condition, he said.
Al Jazeera said the drivers were most probably speeding to avoid attacks by the Taliban at the time of the accident.
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