Traffic accidents in Daikundi

Traffic Accidents Claim 45 Lives in a Single Year in Daikundi

A total of 45 people, including women and children, were dead and 114 others were wounded in deadly traffic accidents across mountain roads in a single year in the central Daikundi province, according to Daikundi’s traffic authority.

Ishaq Ali Rashidi, head of Daikundi’s traffic authority, told Kabul Now that the province has witnessed a total of 211 traffic accidents in one year. 27 men, 14 women, and four children lost their lives to these accidents, he detailed.

The majority of the victims come from the Meramoor district of this remote province.

In the latest accidents, 10 passengers were killed and 13 others wounded as a result of two separate incidents in Meramoor and Shahristan districts on Saturday, October 29.

Poorly constructed roads, speedy and reckless driving and overloading vehicles are the main reasons behind these deadly traffic accidents, according to the province’s traffic authority.

Located in the central part of Afghanistan, Daikundi is a remote and mountainous province. Most of the narrow roads passing through mountainous terrains are unpaved and lack the required road construction standards.