'Fifty dead' after buses and fuel tanker collide in Afghanistan

Fifty people are believed to have died in the collision. Credit: Bing Maps

As many as 50 people are believed to have been killed after two buses collided with a fuel tanker in Afghanistan.

According to officials the collision, on a highway in the central province of Ghazni, caused a massive explosion and resulted in a fire that engulfed all three vehicles.

The two buses were reportedly carrying some 125 passengers from Kabul to Kandahar when they crashed with the tanker.