DUSHANBE, March 5, Asia-Plus  -- Five persons were killed and at least eight others were injured Tuesday as a bus fell into precipice in Sughd’s Ayni district, according to the Tajik traffic police directorate.

The accident took place in the afternoon on the 155th kilometer of the highway from Dushanbe to Khujand.  The bus collided with another vehicle and fell into precipice, the source at the Tajik traffic police said.