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15 killed in bus-truck collision in South Afghanistan

IANS | April 24, 2021 09:04 AM

QALAT(Afghanistan):A total of 15 people were killed and eight others injured as a mini-bus collided with a truck coming from opposite direction in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province on Thursday, provincial police chief Mohammad Wais Samimi said on Friday.

The deadly road accident took place in the Jaldak area outside the provincial capital Qalat on Thursday evening, the police chief told Xinhua, adding that 15 commuters lost their lives on the spot and eight others were injured, with some of them in critical condition, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Nazir Harifal the chief of provincial hospital based in Qalat confirmed the accident, saying 15 dead bodies and eight injured persons were transported to the hospital.

Congested roads, security incidents and reckless driving, according to the official, were main reasons behind the deadly road accidents in insurgency-battered Afghanistan.

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