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At Least 14 Dead In Road Accident In Pakistan


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At least 14 people were killed and 27 were injured in a collision between a passenger van and a bus in southwestern Pakistan on October 7.

The bus was carrying university students from Quetta to a nearby picnic spot in Mastung district.

Local officials said the accident took place near Quetta in Balochistan Province after the driver of the van lost control due to speeding and collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction.

Sameen Khan, the deputy director of student affairs at Balochistan University's Information Technology, Engineering, and Management Sciences told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that the victims, which included children, were all in the passenger van while students and staff on the bus only suffered injuries.

With reporting by dpa
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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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