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16 Passengers Wounded in Zabul Traffic Accident

(Last Updated On: November 23, 2017 3:08 pm)

At least 16 people were injured in a traffic accident on Thursday in western Zabul province of Afghanistan, a local official said.

“The incident occurred in Kajoy area of Shahjoy district early this morning when a passenger bus collided with a Corolla vehicle, leaving 16 people wounded,” provincial governor spokesman, Gul Islam Syal, said.

According to the official two of the wounded passengers are in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the district police chief, Aziz Tokhi, said the bus is belong to “Ahmad Shah Abdali” transportation company.

Accidents are common in Afghanistan’s highways where roads are often in a poor state.

On Wednesday, at least eight people were killed and four others were wounded in a traffic accident in Herat-Karokh highway.

It was not clear what exactly caused the incidents. However, high speed, reckless driving, lack of traffic signals and bad condition of the roads are mainly blamed for traffic incidents in Afghanistan that usually leaves high causalities.

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