Deadly bus blast in Pakistan attacks government workers
Friday, September 27, 2013 - 00:45
Sept. 27 - The bus was carrying government officials when a remote-controlled bomb went off on board. Linda So reports.
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This is what's left of a bus after a bomb exploded on board in Peshawar, Paksitan leaving behind a mess of charred and twisted metal.
Officials say the bomb was placed under the back seats of the bus. It was detonated through a remote-controlled device.
At least 17 people including two women were killed on the bus that was carrying government officials.
The bomb exploded as it traveled near a region known for its Islamist militant strongholds.
Blood stained the ground and nearby shops were damaged by the intensity of the blast.
Victims were rushed to the hospital. Many were carried in on stretchers as grieving relatives showed up to identify the dead.
Hospital workers expect the death toll to rise.
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