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At least 45 killed as bus crashes, explodes in India

Updated: 2013-10-31 07:13
By Agencies in Hyderabad, India ( China Daily)

A speeding bus exploded in a ball of flames after crashing into the central barrier of a southern Indian highway early on Wednesday, killing at least 45 passengers as they slept.

Only five people on the vehicle escaped the inferno, including the driver and the cleaner, who broke windows and fled before the fuel tank exploded, police said.

The bus, operated by Jabbar Travels, had been traveling overnight from Bangalore to Hyderabad and was passing another vehicle when it crashed into the roadside barrier in Mehabubnagar in southern Andhra Pradesh state.

At least 45 killed as bus crashes, explodes in India

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