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15 Killed, 16 Injured In Kazakh Road Accident

Officials say at least 15 people have been killed and 16 others injured in a road accident in northern Kazakhstan.

The Kazakh Emergencies Ministry said a commuter bus collided with a truck and a car late on August 19 near the village of Babatai, in Akmola Province, on the Almaty-Yekaterinburg highway.

The bus, which had 31 passengers, was en route from Astana to Karaganda.

An investigation into the accident has been launched.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS