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Bus collides with tanker in Afghanistan, at least 21 killed

Syed Azam

At least 21 people have been killed in a terrible road accident in Afghanistan.

At least 21 people have been killed in a terrible road accident in Afghanistan. Another 38 people were injured in this incident. This incident occurred in the southern part of the country when a bus collided with a tanker.

Al Jazeera reported this information in a report on Sunday (March 17).

At least 21 people were killed and 38 others injured when a bus collided with an oil tanker in Gerashk district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, officials said.

Sher Mohammad Wahdat, head of Helmand provincial government’s information department, said the accident happened between a motorcycle, a fuel truck and a bus traveling from Herat city to the capital Kabul on the Kandahar-Herat highway.

Al Jazeera said the bus driver lost control after colliding with the motorcycle and crashed into an oil tanker traveling in the opposite direction from the southern city of Kandahar to Herat. It started a fire.

“21 people were killed and 38 others injured in a collision between a tanker, a motorcycle and a passenger bus on Sunday morning,” the provincial information department said in a post on social media platform X.

Helmand traffic officer Kadartullah said the investigation of the accident is ongoing. Helmand police chief spokesman Hajtullah Haqqani said 11 of the 38 injured have been transferred to hospital in critical condition.

According to Al Jazeera, road accidents are quite common in Afghanistan. These accidents are mainly due to bad road condition and carelessness of the driver.

Apart from this, road accidents occur in the country due to the country’s low roads and lack of traffic signs.

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