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At least 52 killed after bus catches fire in Kazakhstan

The cause of the fire is still unknown. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Kazakhstan Jan 18, 2018, 07.35 AM (IST)

At least 52 people have been killed after a bus caught fire in northwestern Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan's emergency services ministry in a statement said: "On January 18 at 10:30 am(local time), a bus caught fire ... 55 passengers and two drivers were on board. Five passengers received medical assistance. The remainder were killed."

The cause of the fire is still unknown.