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Afghan road crash inferno leaves 35 dead

Kandahar - At least 35 people were killed on Sunday when a bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country.

Footbridge collapses on British motorway, one injured

London - A footbridge collapsed Saturday onto the motorway linking London and Britain's closest ports to continental Europe on one of the busiest days of the year, though remarkably only one person was injured.

At least 35 killed in fiery bus crash in China

Beijing - At least 35 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus crashed on a highway in central China Sunday and burst into flames, state media reported.

Over 20 children, supervisors killed in Burundi road crash

Nairobi - More than 20 schoolchildren and their supervisors were killed and scores more injured in a road accident in eastern Burundi overnight, a local official said Monday.

Fourth arrest over deadly India flyover collapse

Kolkata - Indian police on Sunday arrested a fourth employee of a construction firm building a flyover that collapsed killing 26 people, one of Kolkata's most senior officers said.

Three employees appear in court over India flyover collapse

Kolkata - Three employees of the Indian construction firm building a flyover that collapsed appeared in court Saturday facing four initial charges including murder, a public prosecutor said, as the death toll rose to 26.

Relatives distraught as rescuers toil in Kolkata flyover rubble

Kolkata - At the site of Kolkata's collapsed flyover, the ground covered in white ash, rescuers work in shifts to head into the rubble, hopeful that one or two survivors might still be pulled from the wreckage.

'No more survivors' in India flyover collapse, five detained

Kolkata - Rescue officials said Friday there are no more survivors trapped under the rubble of a flyover that collapsed killing at least 25 people, as Indian police detained five construction company staff over the accident.

'No more survivors' in India flyover collapse, five detained

Kolkata - Rescue officials said Friday there are no more survivors trapped under the rubble of a flyover that collapsed killing at least 25 people, as Indian police detained five construction company staff over the accident.

'No more survivors' in India flyover collapse, five detained

Kolkata - Rescue officials said Friday there are no more survivors trapped under the rubble of a flyover that collapsed killing at least 25 people, as Indian police detained five construction company staff over the accident.

Flyover collapse in India's Kolkata kills 14, injures 70

Kolkata - At least 14 people were killed and another 70 injured when a flyover collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkataon Thursday, an official said.

Police suspect driver drowsiness or distraction caused Spain bus crash

Barcelona - Police investigating a weekend bus crash in Spain that killed 13 foreign students said Wednesday they suspect the driver either dozed off or became distracted by a conversation just before the accident.

Driver of deadly Spain coach crash in critical condition

Barcelona - The driver of a coach that crashed in Spain at the weekend killing 13 foreign students, who is under investigation for manslaughter, is in critical condition in hospital, officials said Tuesday.

Spain probes coach crash that killed 13 foreign students

Tortosa - Spanish investigators were on Monday attempting to establish the cause of a weekend coach crash that killed 13 foreign students, all young women and most of them from Italy.

Five family members killed in Irish beauty spot car plunge

Dublin - Five members of a family, including three children, were killed when their car plunged off a pier at Buncrana, a beauty spot in northwest Ireland, authorities said Monday.

Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Catalunya - Thirteen students of various nationalities were killed and dozens more injured in Spain Sunday when a bus carrying them back from a popular traditional festival crashed into an incoming car.

Bus crash kills at least 30 in Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 30 people died and 36 were injured when two buses collided on the main road between Zimbabwe's capital Harare and Bulawayo in the southwest, police said Friday.

Ghana road accident leaves 'at least 53' dead

Accra - At least 53 people died when a passenger bus collided with a truck carrying tomatoes on a Ghana highway, police said Thursday after one of the country's most deadly road disasters.

Six killed as school bus crashes with truck in France: Police

Paris - At least six children were killed when a school minibus crashed into a truck in western France on Thursday, police said, a day after another road accident involving a school bus left two youngsters dead.

37 dead in India as bus plunges into river

Ahmedabad - A packed passenger bus plunged off a bridge into a river in western India Friday killing at least 37 people, an official said, in one of the deadliest road accidents in recent years.

Motorsport boss Todt wants road deaths to be seen as 'pandemic'

Davos - The head of Formula One's ruling body, Jean Todt, said Friday he was lobbying the rich and powerful to support his mission to have road accident deaths considered a "pandemic".

Russia prison chief arrested for 'stealing 50km road'

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday detained a senior prison service official on suspicion of stealing a 50-kilometre (31 mile) stretch of public road, investigators said.

Police escort Mexican travelers on 'death highway'

Matamoros - Twenty cars line up between police cruisers in a violent northeastern Mexican city, ready to be escorted at high speed across a notorious "death highway" infested with gangs that kill and kidnap.

Argentina police bus accident kills 43

Buenos Aires - At least 43 police officers died Monday and several more were injured when their bus plunged off a bridge and into a dry riverbed in northern Argentina, authorities said.

Thousands gather in tribute to victims of French horror crash

Petit-palais-et-cornemps - Nearly 5,000 people came to a town near Bordeaux on Sunday to mourn the 43 victims, mostly pensioners, of a horrific coach crash that was France's worst road accident in three decades.

Police try to identify bodies from French horror crash

Puiss - French investigators on Saturday began identifying the 43 victims of a horrific coach crash, while combing the burnt wreckage for clues to what caused the country's worst road accident in three decades.

At least 43 dead in French pensioners coach crash blaze

Puiss - At least 43 people were killed when a coach carrying elderly day-trippers collided with a lorry and burst into flames in southwest France on Friday, in the country's worst road accident for three decades.

Death toll from lethal roads leaves S.Africa reeling

Johanesburg - This Christmas holiday season an estimated 1,300 people will be killed on South Africa's roads -- and the government accepts its hard-hitting campaigns against dangerous driving seem to do little to prevent the carnage.

At least four killed in U.S. school bus collision

Seattle - A school bus carrying foreign exchange students collided with a tour vehicle in the US West Coast city of Seattle, killing at least four people and critically injuring 12 others, officials said.

Hundreds of migrants march on Hungary motorway

Budapest - Scores of migrants broke through a police line near a refugee centre on Monday and marched against oncoming traffic on a motorway hard shoulder headed for Budapest.
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A section of the B1083
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A photo by Erik Johansson
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Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
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A destroyed road in Vermont, due to Hurricane Irene
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