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11 killed, 14 injured in traffic accidents

11 killed, 14 injured in traffic accidents

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Sep 18, 2017 - 08:35

KUNDUZ/QALAT (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen people died and 14 others sustained wounds in two traffic accidents in northern Kunduz and southern Zabul provinces on Sunday.

A security forces’ Humvee vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle in Khawaja Pushti area of Khanabad district at around 11:00am, said Hayatullah, the Khanabad district’s administrative chief

He told Pajhwok Afghan News that he did not have exact figures for casualties in the mishap.

But head of the local hospital, Dr. Marzia Salam, said they had received eight bodies and 13 injured people from the scene.

She did not provide details, but said the injured were in critical condition.

Kunduz police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hamid Hameedi confirmed the accident and said police had launched investigation.

Also on Sunday, a 303 public transport bus collided with a car on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in Shahr-i-Safa district.

He said three people in both the vehicles were killed and one was wounded in the crash. He said the accident resulted from recklessness of the bus driver who had fled.

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