Agence France-PresseApril 26, 2013 09:31
A passenger bus in Afghanistan collided Friday with a wrecked fuel tanker left on a road after a Taliban insurgent attack, killing at least 45 people, officials said.
The accident occurred before dawn in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province when the packed bus ploughed into the tanker, which had been burnt out in a Taliban strike several days ago.
"Tragically, around 4:00 am, the passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker," Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Kandahar provincial governor, told AFP. "We have 45 passengers dead in this accident and ten others wounded."