Road crash kills 6, injures 9 in E. Afghanistan

June 1


At least six commuters were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Afghanistan's eastern Kapisa province on Wednesday, a statement of the provincial police office released here said.


The accident occurred in the Alasai district of Kapisa province when a mini-bus overturned due to reckless driving. Six individuals, including women and children, lost their lives on the spot, while nine others were injured, with some in critical condition, the statement added.


In a similar road accident, two travelers died, and six others, including the driver, were badly injured in the northern Faryab province on Monday.


Ramshackle roads, reckless driving on congested roads, and lack of safety measures during travel are mostly blamed for deadly road accidents in mountainous and war-ravaged Afghanistan.