• publish: 18 December 2016
  • time: 1:32 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4642

Deadly traffic accident leave at least 14 dead in west of Afghanistan

Local officials in western Farah say that at least 14 people have been killed after their bus hit a fuel tanker in the main highway connecting west to central part of the country.

Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor in Farah province, said Sunday that more than 41 others were also wounded in the accident.

The incident took place early today in “Tut” area of Gulistan district in western Farah province.

“Only two passengers escaped unhurt in the incident, and dozens of the wounded are in critical conditions.” Mehri added.

The bus belongs to so-called “Ahmad Shah Baba Ebdali” transporting company and was on its way from western Herat toward the capital, Kabul, when the accident took place.

While the company is so famous for its reckless drivers and driving methods, traffic accidents are also not unusual in Afghanistan; annually hundreds of people die in traffic accidents on highways across the country – mostly as the result of unpaved roads, high speeds and carelessness while driving.

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