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8 die as school van overturns in Daikundi

8 die as school van overturns in Daikundi

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Jun 03, 2015 - 16:35

NEILI (Pajhwok): Eight people, mostly young girls, died and another 14 were injured on Wednesday when a vehicle carrying them overturned in central Daikundi province, an official said.

The dead included six girls aged between nine and 13 years and two men, a public healthinfo-icon department official, Syed Sarwar Hussaini, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The vehicle skidded off the road and overturned in Plass area of the Miramor district around 1:30pm.

Another 13 children and a man were injured in the mishap and most of them were in critical condition, the official said.

Mohammad Ali Hemmat, a civil activist, said the vehicle was carrying schoolchildren to attend a religious gathering when it overturned in Lala Omoj area.

Earlier car accidents this ongoing solar yearinfo-icon have claimed the lives of 16 people and causing injuries to another 20 in Daikundi, one of the impassable provinces.

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