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1 killed, 37 injured as bus overturns in Farah

1 killed, 37 injured as bus overturns in Farah

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Jul 24, 2015 - 16:53

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): At least one person died and another 37 were wounded on Friday when a public transport bus overturned on the Herat-Kandahar highway in western Farah province, police said.

The 303 bus was carrying passengers from western Herat province to southern Kandahar when it overturned in Seyah Toot area of Gulistan district at about at 4am, Farah police spokesman Iqbal Bahar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“As a result, one person has died and 37 others sustained injuries, including womeninfo-icon and children,” he said, blaming the incident on reckless driving.

The condition of a dozen injured people was said to be critical, the official said.

Several bloody accidents have taken place on the Kabulinfo-icon-Kandahar and Kandahar-Herat highway due to careless driving and rundown condition of the road. The speedy driving is said to be a result of insecurity on the road.

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