KARACHI, Pakistan

At least 20 people were killed and several others injured in a collision between a train and a passenger bus in southwest Pakistan on Friday night, officials said.

The collision occurred in Kandhra town of Sukkur district, located some 500 kilometers (311 miles) from the port city of Karachi.

Commissioner Sukkur Shafiq Mahesar confirmed 20 deaths to reporters, fearing a rise in the death toll as condition of several injured were stated to be critical.

Over 20 passengers were injured in the accident — latest in a string of similar incidents in recent years.

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