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73 Killed in Afghanistan Bus, Tanker Crash 

  • VOA News

An Afghan, man who was injured in a road accident, is brought to local hospital in Ghazni, May 8, 2016.

An Afghan, man who was injured in a road accident, is brought to local hospital in Ghazni, May 8, 2016.

Two buses have collided with a fuel tanker in Afghanistan, setting all three vehicles ablaze and killing at least 73 people.

Authorities say dozens of other people were injured in the collision.

Officials say the accident happened Sunday morning on the highway linking the capital, Kabul to the southern city of Kandahar.

Authorities say the buses were carrying 125 passengers.

A local traffic department official told the Associated Press the accident was caused by reckless driving.

Road accidents are common in Afghanistan where roads are often in poor condition and traffic laws are rarely enforced.

Some material for this report came from AP and Reuters.

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