Collision Between Vehicles Kill 50 In Afghanisthan

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Kabul: At least 50 people are feared dead after two buses and a fuel tanker collided on a major highway in Afghanistan.

Dozens more people were wounded in the accident, which set all three vehicles ablaze.

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Jawed Salangi, a spokesman for the governor of the eastern Ghazni province, said 73 bus passengers were wounded and transferred to hospitals, but that documents show that 125 passengers were on both buses.

The collision happened on the main highway linking the capital, Kabul, to the southern city of Kandahar.

Mohammadullah Ahmadi, director of the provincial traffic department, said the crash was caused by reckless driving.

Road accidents are common in Afghanistan, where roads are often in poor condition and traffic laws are rarely enforced.

 

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