The Straits Times
Published on Sep 14, 2012

50 dead in Afghan collision with oil tanker: Officials


GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AFP) - A passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker in Afghanistan on Friday, killing 50 people and injuring several others, with women and children among the victims, officials said.

The incident happened in Ab Band district of Ghazni province, on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar, the capital of the south and Afghanistan's second largest city, on what is one of the most dangerous roads in the country.

It was not immediately clear to whom the fuel tanker belonged.

Ghazni is part of the main supply route for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) goods coming into Afghanistan from the north and heading south.