At least 52 people were killed on Thursday as a bus caught fire on a highway in western Kazakhstan.
Five passengers, including two drivers, survived the accident that took place at around 10.30 a.m. in the Irgiz district of Aktobe region, said a spokesperson of the Kazakh Emergency Situations Committee.
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, Efe news reported.
Uzbek and Kazakh authorities were cooperating to identify the victims.
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