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52 killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

IANS  |  Astana 

At least 52 people were killed on Thursday as a bus caught fire on a highway in western

Five passengers, including two drivers, survived the accident that took place at around 10.30 a.m. in the Irgiz district of region, said a of the

The Committee said that the most probable cause of the fire was a short circuit in the wiring of the bus which was reportedly overloaded, news reported.

The bus was travelling from to and according to initial reports, all of the victims were citizens of

Uzbek and Kazakh authorities were cooperating to identify the victims.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, January 18 2018. 16:20 IST
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