YANGON, Burma (AP) — A passenger bus has collided with a car and burst into flames along a Burma highway, killing 12 passengers and injuring five others.

The Information Ministry says the bus overtook the car Saturday and hit and dragged the vehicle, causing the fuel tank to explode. Six car occupants and six bus passengers died.

The collision happened on the highway linking Yangon, the largest city, with Mandalay, 715 kilometers (445 miles) to the north.

The highway is notorious for many accidents resulting in high number of deaths and injuries. Most are caused by speeding and defective road.

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