Truck collision kills at least 20 in Baghdad
Fifteen others were injured when a truck driving at high speed slammed into a bus stop in a town south of Baghdad.india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 12:59 IST
A truck driving at high speed slammed into a bus stop in a town south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing about 20 people and wounding 15, police said.
The truck hit a group of Iraqis in Al-Wahada, 35 kms south of Baghdad, as they were waiting for buses to the capital, said police Lt Muhammed Al-Shemari.
He said it didn't appear to be an accident because the truck, an empty fuel tanker, didn't have a flat tire or any other obvious mechanical problems that would have caused the crash. It was not immediately clear if the driver had survived, Al-Shemari said.
Scores of people are killed each week in Iraq by roadside bombs and car bombs, many of which are driven by suicide attackers.
First Published: Dec 02, 2006 12:59 IST