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 52 Uzbeks dead in Kazakhstan bus fire


52 Uzbeks dead in Kazakhstan bus fire

Last Updated on : 19 Jan,2018 | Source : UNT News Desk

At least 52 people have been killed after a bus caught fire in a remote part of the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

The bus was travelling along a road in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region that links the Russia">Russian city of Samara to Shymkent, a city in southern Kazakhstan close to the Uzbekborder, reported the Independent.

The route is widely used to transport Uzbekmigrant workers to and from Russia">Russia.

The Kazakh emergencies department said in a statement that only five people managed to escape.

"Five people who managed to escape are receiving medical assistance," the statement said. "The remaining 52 people died on the spot."

The survivors included three Kazakhs and two Uzbeks, reported Al Jazeera.

The cause of the fire is yet not known. 

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