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7 dead, 9 injured in collision on Kabul-Gardez highway

7 dead, 9 injured in collision on Kabul-Gardez highway

Oct 09, 2016 - 18:34

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seven passengers were killed and nine others wounded in a tractor and van collision on Kabulinfo-icon-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 womeninfo-icon and children.

He said the wounded had been evacuated to Gardez civil hospital and their healthinfo-icon 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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