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Fiery crash kills 35 in Pakistan after oil truck hits two buses

By Syed Ali Shah and Ben Brumfield, CNN
updated 3:01 PM EDT, Sat March 22, 2014
Investigators sift through the wreckage of a deadly bus and tanker crash in Pakistan's Baluchistan province on March 22, 2014.
Investigators sift through the wreckage of a deadly bus and tanker crash in Pakistan's Baluchistan province on March 22, 2014.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • An oil truck driver lost control while speeding
  • He collided with two passenger buses that also transported oil
  • The vehicles burst into flames

Quetta, Pakistan (CNN) -- At least 35 people died in Pakistan on Saturday when a truck crashed into two passenger buses and they all erupted into flames, authorities said.

The driver of an oil transport truck was speeding and lost control in the city of Hub in Balochistan province, said provincial government spokesman Jan Muhammad Buledi.

The buses were also carrying oil on their rooftops.

"After the collision, buses and truck caught fire," Buledi said. The thick, black smoke could be seen from a distance.

Fire fighters rushed to the scene to put out the fire.

Buledi did not say how many more people were injured. They were taken to a hospital in Karachi, he said.

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