52 killed when buses catch fire in Afghanistan

Bus collides with fuel tanker and bursts into flames

By Ehsan Popalzai for CNN
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At least 52 people were killed and 73 others injured in Afghanistan when two passenger buses caught fire after one collided with a fuel tanker, provincial authorities said.

The incident happened early Sunday in southeast Ghazni province, provincial government spokesman Aghagul Jawid Salangi told CNN.

He said the first passenger bus was speeding when it collided with the fuel tanker and erupted in flames. The fire ignited a second bus nearby.

Passengers on board both buses were killed or injured, he said.

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