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6 killed, 45 injured in road accidents

6 killed, 45 injured in road accidents

Oct 15, 2011 - 15:35

KUNDUZ CITY/FARAH (PANinfo-icon): At least six civilians were killed and 45 others injured in two separate road accidents in Kunduz and Farah provinces, officials said on Saturday.

One of the accidents took place early in the morning when a passenger bus traveling from Takhar to Kabulinfo-icon fell into a ravine in the Aliabad district of northern Kunduz province.

The ill-fated bus rolled into a 80-metre-deep gorge on the Takhar-Kabul highway, killing three people and injuring 44 others. The injured included womeninfo-icon and children, the traffic department chief said.

Abdul Karim Langari told Pajhwok Afghan News a dozen critically injured people were evacuated to the zonal hospital.

Doctor Abdul Karim Rahimi, the hospital director, confirmed receiving two bodies and 25 injured people, including three women and four children.

A head-on collision in western Farah province killed three people and injured a fourth, said Mohammad Ghaus Malyar, the deputy police chief.

The accident occurred late on Friday in the Farahroad district, where a fuel tanker ploughed into a truck on the Kandahar-Farah highway.

Dr. Mohammad Arif, the Farah Civil Hospital chief, said the injured person had been referred to a hospital in Herat.


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