A passenger bus fell into a ravine and caught fire, 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 Lasbela district.
Hamza Anjum Nadeem, assistant commissioner in Bela, said that the accident happened due to over-speeding and the bus crashed into the pillar of a bridge.
It caught fire soon after falling into the ravine, he said.
Nadeem said the bodies were charred beyond recognition and are being transported to Karachi for DNA sampling.
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