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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 50 people were killed when a passenger bus caught fire in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan, the Tengrinews agency reported Thursday citing spokesman for the Interior Ministry's Emergencies Committee Ruslan Imankulov as saying.

    "A passenger bus Ikarus was caught on fire at 4:30 a.m. GMT on the road, connecting Russia's city of Samara and Kazakh city of Shymkent," Imankulov said.

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    There were 55 passengers and two drivers in the bus, the official said, adding that the passenger's citizenship was being defined.

     

     

    "Five passengers, who managed to escape, are undergoing medical treatment, while other 52, including two drivers, died," Imankulov added.

     

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    Публикация от Асқар Ақтілеу (@askar_aktileu) Янв 17, 2018 at 10:57 PST

     

    The Kazakh authorities have deployed the police, the emergency service, medical workers and psychologists at the scene of the incident.

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