37 killed as bus collides with tanker in Pakistan

September 30th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 30 (DPA) At least 37 people were killed and six injured when a bus collided with a tanker in central Pakistan, officials said Tuesday.The accident occurred late Monday near the town of Muzaffargarh in the Punjab province.

The speeding bus ploughed into the tanker on a narrow road near a bridge under construction. Following the collision the vehicle caught fire, Tariq Javed Malik, the district coordination officer, said.

Among the victims were nine women and three children.

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