52 killed after bus catches fire in Kazakhstan
A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
The bus was traveling from southern Kazakhstan to Russia’s Kazan, Kazakh officials said. 
Only five people managed to escape the burning vehicle, the interior ministry’s emergencies department said in a statement. 
The ministry said the apparent accident had happened at 10.30 a.m. local time (0430 GMT), but provided no details about its cause. It said senior government officials would investigate the matter.
Source(s): Reuters