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18 school kids among 20 killed in Pak road accident

At least 20 people, including 18 school children were killed in a road accident in the country’s south on Wednesday, a Pakistani government official said.

Deputy Commissioner Aleem Lashari said a school bus on a day trip collided head on with a garbage truck in Nawab Shah district.

It is not yet clear what had caused the accident. He said the place where it occurred has a sharp turn, which has caused accidents in the past.

Bad road infrastructure and poor driving often cause accidents in Pakistan.

Government Minister Sharjeel Memon said the authorities are investigating.


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