Bus accident in Pakistan kills 12 children

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 2:30 AM
Bus accident in Pakistan kills 12 children

A government official says a bus carrying school children has fallen into a canal in Pakistan-held Kashmir, killing at least 12 children.

The official, Khawaja Naeem, says two other children and the bus driver are still missing following the accident in Ali Beg, a town about 185 miles (300 kilometers) south of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-held Kashmir. Three children were saved.

Road accidents are common in Pakistan because of poor infrastructure and routine disregard of traffic laws.