Friday, April 26, 2013

Taliban Causes Afghan Bus Crash That Kills 45; Bus Crashed into Truck Demolished by Taliban

A bus collided today (April 26, 2013) with the wreckage of a truck that had been attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, killing 45 people aboard the bus in a fiery crash, according to the News Daily website.

The battered oil tanker had been left in the middle of a narrow road near the border of Kandahar and Helmand provinces for several days after insurgents attacked it. Police considered the area too dangerous to enter, officials said.

Before sunrise today, the bus smashed into the truck and burst into flames, said Abdul Razaq, the provincial police chief of Kandahar.

Police, soldiers, and ambulances rushed to the crash site in a desolate area. Many of the victims were burned beyond recognition, Razaq said.

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