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6 dead, 17 wounded in Helmand bus-truck collision


6 dead, 17 wounded in Helmand bus-truck collision

Sep 25, 2017 - 13:03

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six people were killed and 17 others wounded in a traffic accident in the Washer district of southern Helmand province on Monday morning, officials said.

Greshk district chief Mohammad Saleem told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident took place at around 9am on the Nimroz-Kabul highway.

He said the accident occurred when a bus collided head-on with a truck. Six people were killed and 17 others wounded, he added, fearing casualties could be higher.

An official at the Greshk hospital said 10 injured people had been brought to the hospital. The rest of the injured and bodies were evacuated to Lashkargah Hospital.

The bus belonged to the Ayubi Transport Company.