Afghan road crash inferno leaves 35 dead

Baku, September 4, AZERTAC

At least 35 people were killed on Sunday when a bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country, according to AFP.

Many of the victims, including women and children, were burned beyond recognition in the accident in Zabul province, one of the areas worst hit by the Taliban insurgency.

"The passenger bus was on its way from Kandahar to Kabul when it collided with a fuel tanker in Jildak area of Zabul," provincial governor Bismillah Afghanmal told AFP.

"In the accident, 35 people were killed and more than 20 others were wounded."

Some of the injured were rushed to hospitals in the provincial capital Qalat as well as in neighbouring Kandahar province, said Ghulam Jilani Farahi, deputy Zabul police chief.

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