6 passengers die, 23 injured in Zabul collision
QALAT (Pajhwok): Six passengers were killed and 23 others wounded on Thursday when their vehicle crashed into an oil tanker on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province, an official said.
The collision took place near Qayum Qala area of the Shah Joy district at about 7:30am, the district chief, Wazir Jawadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Mohammadullah, the district police chief, said police immediately rushed to the scene to evacuate the wounded to a local hospital. He said 17 of the injured were stated to be in critical condition.
The passenger vehicle was heading to Kandahar from Kabul. Sayed Mohammad, giving an eyewitness account, said children and women were among the fatalities.
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