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A bus hits a van and catches fire in Pakistan, killing 20 people and injuring 11 others


MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police and rescue officials in Pakistan say a bus caught fire after hitting a van parked on the shoulder of an intercity highway in eastern Punjab province, killing at least 20 people and injuring 11 others. The accident occurred early Sunday near Pindi Bhattian, where the Islamabad-bound bus hit a van parked on the side of the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. The van was carrying fuel drums, which caused an inferno that engulfed the bus. Pakistan’s highways are frequently the site of deadly accidents due to lax safety standards, violated traffic regulations and fatigued drivers.

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