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5 killed, 9 wounded in separate traffic accidents

5 killed, 9 wounded in separate traffic accidents

Dec 20, 2015 - 22:13

QALAT/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five persons were killed and nine others wounded in two separate traffic accidents in eastern Nangarhar and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Sunday.

Four persons were killed and half a dozen were wounded on Sunday afternoon in a collision between a 303 public transport bus and a trailer on the Kabulinfo-icon-Kandahar highway near Qalat, the capital of Zabul, the provincial public healthinfo-icon director said.

Dr. Lal Mohammad told Pajhwok Afghan News the passenger bus was heading to Kabul from Kandahar when collided head-on with the trailer, killing four persons and injuring six others.  He said ambulances had been sent to the area.

Elsewhere, one person was killed and another three wounded in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Torkham highway in Nangarhar.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News an ambulance carrying a dead body from Torkham border town to Jalalabad, the provincial capital, crashed into a trailer in Ghazgi area of Momand Dara district on Sunday noon.

He said one person in the ambulance was killed and another three were wounded.


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