Balkh collision claims seven lives
The head-on collision occurred in Khanabad village when a Mazar-i-Sharif-bound car rammed into a Kamaz truck, Brig. Gen Abdur Rauf Taj, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Police rushed to the area to take the victims to the Mazar-i-Sharif Hospital, he said, adding the wounded were in stable condition. He said increasing traffic violations and drivers' inexperience led to major road accidents.
A resident at the site said: "The speeding car ploughed into the Russian-made truck, killing all passengers." The truck, laden with gravel was not damaged, according to the witness.
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