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52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus accident: ministry

52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus accident: ministry

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AFP) – Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the bus they were travelling on caught fire in northwestern Kazakhstan, the emergency services ministry said in a statement.

“On January 18 at 10:30 am (0430 GMT), a bus caught fire … 55 passengers and two drivers were on board. Five passengers received medical assistance. The remainder were killed,” the ministry said, without elaborating on the cause of the fire. 

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