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16 drown as vehicle plunges into river

Accidents & Disasters

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16 drown as vehicle plunges into river

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Mar 27, 2012 - 14:40

FAIZABAD (PANinfo-icon): As many as 16 people, including four womeninfo-icon, drowned in a river following a traffic accident in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.

On its way to the Khastak area, the vehicle plunged into the river in Juram Khan district late on Monday, Deputy Governor Shams Rahman Shams told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He linked the accident to the unpaved road and careless driving, saying. "All people in the vehicle, including the driver and women, have drowned."

Daulat Mohammad Khawar, the administrative head of the district, confirmed the tragedy, saying that police had been dispatched to the area to fish out the bodies.

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