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5 of family killed in truck-rickshaw collision

5 of family killed in truck-rickshaw collision

Mar 19, 2011 - 14:38

KANDAHARCITY (PANinfo-icon): Five members of a family on a motorised rickshaw were killed when the three-wheeler crashed into a truck in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.

The accident on Friday evening on the Kandahar-Spin Boldak highway also left another four members of the same family injured, traffic department head, Mohammadullah Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The dead included two children and two womeninfo-icon and the driver, who was also member of the family, Khan said, adding the driver's wife and three others were injured in the collision.

The injured were taken to a healthinfo-icon facility of foreign forces in Kandahar airport, with some them in critical condition. Police had detained the truck driver, according to Khan.


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