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Pakistan Road Accident Kills 19 People, Mostly Children

At least 19 people, including 17 schoolchildren, have been killed in a road accident in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh.

Police said the accident occurred near the town of Nawabshah on January 15, when a school bus smashed head-on into a loaded dump truck.

At least 15 injured were brought to the hospital.

The children, who were students in the nearby town of Daulatpur, had come to Nawabshah for a school trip.

Police said reckless driving might have caused the accident.

Poor roads, badly maintained vehicles, and reckless driving often cause multiple-casualty accidents in Pakistan.

Based on reporting by AP, dpa, and AFP