World News

17 Children Dead in Pakistan School Bus Accidental Blast

A faulty gas cylinder exploded on a school bus in eastern Pakistan Saturday, killing at least 17 children.

A police officer in the city of Gujrat said the 17 victims burned to death when their bus caught fire in the blast. He said several other children were injured and hospitalized.

Gujrat is about 200 kilometers southeast of the capital, Islamabad.

Feature Story

VOA EXCLUSIVE: Hotel in Guangzhou Serves as China’s Ebola Quarantine

Video VOA EXCLUSIVE: Guangzhou Hotel Serves as China’s Ebola Quarantine

Hotel remains open for regular business, but several floors are reserved for potential Ebola carriers, health workers and Chinese security officials More