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Twenty-three killed in bus crash in Assam

At least 23 people were killed when a bus collided head-on with a truck in Assam, say police.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2008 11:56 IST

At least 23 people were killed when a bus collided head-on with a truck in northeast India's Assam state on Tuesday, police said.

Another 40 people were injured in the crash.

The incident took place in Assam's Dhubri district, about 300 km (186 miles) west of the state capital Dispur.

Police and transport department officials say there were nearly 5,000 major road accidents in Assam last year, mostly due to reckless driving by untrained drivers and poor road conditions, that killed around 1,600 people.