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3 die, 5 injured as vehicle overturns in Kandahar

3 die, 5 injured as vehicle overturns in Kandahar

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Feb 04, 2016 - 17:26

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three people died and five others injured on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on a highway in southern Kandahar province, an official said.

The early morning incident took place on the Kandahar-Herat highway in Maiwand district due to high speed, police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the dead included a woman and two womeninfo-icon were among five others injured in the accident. The wounded were shifted to hospital for treatment with some in critical condition, he said.

Kandahar traffic department director Col. Mohammadulllah Khan confirmed the accident and blamed it on carelessness.

It was the second accident taking place in Kandahar in three days. On Tuesday, three people of a family were killed and another three injured in a crash in Spin Boldak border district.

Careless driving and rundown condition of roads are called major reasons behind traffic accidents.

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