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Speeding Pakistan bus falls off bridge, burns; 40 out of 44 dead

In northwest, at least 10 students on picnic drown when boat capsizes; 9 missing

People look at the burned wreckage of a bus following an accident near the town of Bela in the Lasbela district of Pakistan's Balochistan province on Jan. 29.   © AP

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said.

The bus was carrying 44 passengers from Quetta in Balochistan province to Karachi in neighboring Sindh province. The accident was near the town of Bela, in the Lasbela district.

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