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2 killed, 19 hurt in collision on Kabul-Jalalabad highway


2 killed, 19 hurt in collision on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

Oct 14, 2016 - 11:08

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two passengers have been killed and another 19 injured in a collision on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway, an official said on Friday.

Laghman Traffic Director  Col. Abdul Samad told Pajhwok Afghan News two passenger vehicles collided in Mashala Kamar area on Thursday evening.  

He said the head-on collision resulted in the killing of one p[assenger and injuries to seven others.

However, the Laghman governor’s spokesman put the toll at one dead and another 17 injured and said the wounded were evacuated to hospital.

But the Nangarhar public health spokesman, Inamullah Miyakhel, said two corpses and 19 wounded people were evacuated to the Jalalabad hospital from the scene.

The incident occurred because of reckless driving.