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    Zabul collision claims 7 lives

    QALAT (PAN): Seven people were killed and five others wounded when two passenger cars collided head-on in southern Zabul province, officials said on Thursday.

    The overnight mishap occurred on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Jaldak area of Shahr-i-Safa district, Deputy Governor Mohammad Jan Rasulyar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    Passengers in both cars suffered casualties, he said, adding the injured were taken to a hospital in Qalat, the provincial capital.

    A doctor on duty, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the dead included women and children. Two of the injured were referred to a hospital in neighbouring Kandahar province.

    Traffic officials blame reckless driving for accidents on the highway.