Dozens killed in bus accident in Afghan mountains

At least 30 people are dead after a bus plunged off a road near the Salang Pass, a major route through the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

Dr. Sanim Rasouli, health director in Baghlan province, says the bus picked up speed, struck other vehicles and then plunged off the road about 70 miles (115 kilometers) north of the capital, Kabul.

He says dozens of people – some of them children – burned to death when the bus caught fire.

The Afghan Interior Ministry reports that 35 people died in the accident just north of the 12,700—foot (3,800—meter) —high Salang Pass, the site of an avalanche earlier this year that killed more than 170 people.

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