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School bus explosion kills at least 17

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 00:34

May 25 - At least 17 children are dead after an explosion on a school bus. Julie Noce reports.

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At least 17 Pakistani school children are dead after a gas cylinder on their school bus exploded. Local media say ten other children were injured. Most of the children were age 8 or younger. It happened about 100 miles southeast of Islamabad. A police officer said the fire started when the bus driver shifted from petrol to natural gas. Many vehicles in energy-starved Pakistan are powered by relatively cheap compressed natural gas and cylinder blasts are common.

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School bus explosion kills at least 17

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 00:34