At least 30 passengers were killed after a private bus rammed into an oil tanker and caught fire in India's southern Andhra Pradesh state on Wednesday (October 30).

The bus carrying around 44 passengers was travelling from Bangalore city to Hyderabad.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Srinivas Reddy, said that the bus hit the tanker on the Kothakota flyover. It left Bangalore heading for Hyderabad at 11pm and after arriving at the flyover, hit the oil tanker.

Police also said that the injured were admitted to a nearby hospital.

Road accidents are common in India, where roads are often of poor quality.

Transport officials attribute a large number of accidents in India to reckless driving and untrained drivers.

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