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Passenger bus in southern Pakistan crashes into oil tanker, killing 57 people

  • Pakistani rescue workers gather around the bodies of bus accident victims in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Dozens of people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani rescue workers gather around the bodies of bus accident victims in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Dozens of people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani rescue workers carry the lifeless body of a bus accident victim to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Dozens of people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani rescue workers carry the lifeless body of a bus accident victim to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Dozens of people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani relatives of bus accident victims mourn their death outside a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Dozens of people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani relatives of bus accident victims mourn their death outside a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Dozens of people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker on a highway near Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

A doctor at a hospital in southern Pakistan says 57 people are dead after a fiery crash between a passenger bus and an oil tanker.

Dr. Seemi Jamali, who heads the emergency section at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center in Karachi, says they had received 57 bodies.

She says the bodies were so charred that they would have to do DNA tests to identify the victims.

The Minister of Transportation for Sindh Province, Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani, says the crash happened when the passenger bus hit an oil tanker early Sunday about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Karachi.

Such horrific traffic accidents are not uncommon in Pakistan due to reckless, untrained drivers and poor roads.