7 dead, 9 injured in collision on Kabul-Gardez highway
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seven passengers were killed and nine others wounded in a tractor and van collision on Kabul-Gardez highway on Sunday in central Logar province, an official said.
Saleem Salih, The governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a Super Custom model Mini Van, en-route to Khost, collided with a tractor in Tiri Kando area on Kabul-Gardez highway at around 2:00pm today.
Saleh said the accident resulted in the killing of seven onboard passengers and sustaining injuries to another nine, including women and children.
He said the wounded had been evacuated to Gardez civil hospital and their health condition was said to be stable.
A resident of Tiri Kando area, Mohammad Akbar said, “A Mini Van crashed into a tractor that was moving towards asphalted road from a rough road.” He confirmed children and women were also among the casualties.
Such accidents often take place due to driver’s recklessness. Five passengers suffered casualties in two-week earlier accident on the outskirts of Mohammad Agha district on Kabul-Gardez highway.
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