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25 dead after bus crashes and catches fire in western India


NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in western India say a tire blowout caused a bus to lose control and crash into a road divider and burst into flames, killing 25 people. Police told the Press Trust of India news agency that 33 people were on the bus when the crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on a highway in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra state. Police say the eight survivors were taken to a hospital. Deadly road accidents are common in India, often due to reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.

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