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Eight Killed, 10 Wounded in Herat Traffic Accident

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Eight people were killed and 10 others wounded after a minibus collided with a fuel tanker on Tuesday in western Herat province of Afghanistan, a local official said.

“The incident occurred in Aziz Abad area of Shindand district early this morning, leaving eight people death and at least 10 others wounded” Farhad Jailani provincial governor spokesman told Ariana News.

According to official the injured people were shifted to Herat Regional Hospital, where a wounded woman remained in critical condition.

At the same time Herat Regional Hospital spokesman Rafi Shirzad said that two of the wounded people are in critical condition.

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

It was not clear what exactly caused the incident. 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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