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21 people die in bus collision with oil tanker in Afghanistan

AKIPRESS.COM - Twenty-one people were killed in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province on Sunday when a bus collided with an oil tanker and a motorbike, Alarabiya reported, citing a provincial official Mohammad Qasim Riyaz.

38 people were injured in an accident, according to Associated Press.

The accident took place early Sunday morning on a main highway between the capital Kabul and northern Herat city in Grishk district of Helmand.

The bus driver lost control after colliding with the motorcycle and crashed with an oil tanker on the opposite side of the road. Helmand police chief spokesman Hzatullah Haqqani said 11 of the 38 injured people were transferred to hospitals with serious injuries.

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