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21 Die in Sudan Bus Collision

March 17, 2001

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) _ A bus collided with a tanker truck in central Sudan, killing at least 21 people and injuring 50 others, a police spokesman said Saturday.

The death toll may rise because many of the injured were in critical condition, Gen. Abdel-Baggi Mustafa Hassan said.

The accident took place late on Friday near Kotsu, 140 miles south of Khartoum, when the bus punctured a front tire and hit the tanker, Hassan said.

Road traffic is busier than usual in Sudan as most people are returning to Khartoum following the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.

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