Traffic Accidents Leave Seven Dead in Northern Afghanistan
Two separate traffic accidents left at least seven people dead and 14 others wounded in the northern provinces of Faryab and Samangan. The two deadly incidents took place on Sunday afternoon, November 27.
Two cars collided with each other on Sunday around 04:00 PM local time in Khwaja Sabzposh district of Faryab killing four people and wounding 10 others.
Confirming the incident, the Taliban’s director of information and culture in Faryab, Mawlawi Shamsullah Mohammadi, detailed that the victims are two men, one woman, and a child. He added that the wounded victims also include women and children.
According to him, some of the wounded who have been transferred to the hospital are in critical condition.
In Samangan, local sources confirmed that three passengers died and four others were wounded after a car collided with a truck in Sayyad area of Khulm district in the province.
The incident took place on Sunday, November 27, around 02:00 PM local time.
Afghanistan has seen a dramatic rise in deadly traffic incidents, particularly in Faryab province, over the past few days.
Local Taliban authorities confirmed last Friday, November 25, that six separate traffic incidents have claimed two lives and wounded 18 others within 24 hours.
Poorly constructed roads, reckless driving, and overloading vehicles are said to be the main reasons behind these deadly traffic accidents in the country.