19 Dec, FARAH, Afghanistan – At least 14 people were killed and 41 others wounded in a traffic accident along a highway in Afghanistan’s western Farah province on Sunday, police said.
“A long-distance bus was travelling from western Herat province en route for the capital of Kabul but the ill-fated vehicle crashed with a parked cargo truck roughly at midday in Gulistan district, Farah province,” a local traffic police officer told Xinhua.
A total of 57 people were aboard the vehicle and two passengers remained unhurt after the crash in the province, 695 km west of Kabul, according to the source.
Police have detained the driver of the truck and the traffic police have launched an investigation into the incident, the source noted.
Reckless driving is mainly blamed for traffic incidents on congested roads and highways.
On Saturday evening, four travelers were killed and 32 others wounded in an accident involving a passenger bus in the neighboring Nimroz province. (Xinhua)