18 dead, 30 injured in Farah bus accident
FARAH CIYT (Pajhwok): At least 18 passengers have been killed and 30 others injured in a bus accident in the Bala Baluk district of western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.
Deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Ghaus Malyar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the casualties happened on Friday afternoon when a 303-model bus veered off the road in Toot Chakab area of the district.
The injured were evacuated to Farah, Herat and Nimroz hospitals and to a military clinic in Bala Baluk district, he said, adding the bus was heading from Kabul to Herat.Malyar linked the incident to rash driving.
Public Health DirectorDr. Abdul Jabbar Shaeq said that one dead body and 18 injured people were brought to the Farah Civil Hospital from the site. One of the injured succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.
Mohammad Naser, a resident of Kunar province who was injured in the incident, also blamed the driver for “deadly negligence”. Of the 60 passengers on the bus, only 10 escaped unhurt, he added.
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