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39 Dead in Pakistan Road Accident

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Pakistani rescue worker and volunteers gather to remove passengers from a damaged bus at the accident site in Pannu Aqil, Pakistan, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Officials in Pakistan say at least 39 people were killed and around 17 injured early Sunday when a passenger bus ran into the back of a tractor pulling a trailer in southern Pakistan.

Police say the bus was traveling north near the town of Pannu Agil when it hit the the tractor-trailer.

Authorities said some of the dead were women and children. The death toll could rise.

Bad roads, poor driving and disregard for traffic laws frequently cause such accidents in Pakistan.