Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Over 50 burnt alive as bus catches fire in Kazakhstan

Over 50 burnt alive as bus catches fire in Kazakhstan

Recall that at least 52 people died as a bus caught fire in Aktobe region on January 18.

There were 55 passengers on board the Ikarus bus at the time of the incident as well as two drivers, and 52 of those on board have died.

The bus was travelling from southern Kazakhstan to Russia's Kazan, Kazakh officials said.

Preliminary information suggested all of the victims were citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan, officials said.

5 people who survived the deadliest bus accident in Kazakhstan were taken to the hospital with burns in parts of their bodies.

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No cause for the fire was given, though a subsequent release from regional authorities said that most of the almost 200 vehicle fires past year were because of electrical problems. "Five people who managed to escape are receiving medical assistance".

Authorities said the bus had begun its journey in Shymkent and was traveling to Russian Federation. Two bus drivers are among the survivors of the blaze, Imankulov confirmed.

Video broadcast by Russian and Kazakh media showed black smoke and flames billowing from the vehicle on a flat stretch of road carving through a snowy steppe.

A photograph posted online from the site showed the bus completely burnt out.

The tragedy, which struck in a remote area around 320-km from the regional centre of Aktobe, highlights the high accident rate in the region.

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