Traffic Accident Leaves Two Dead and Five Injured in Baghlan

The Taliban security officials in the northern Baghlan province report that a car accident left at least two people dead and five others injured. The accident took place in the Khwaja Alwan area of the Pol-e-Khomri, the center of this province.

According to Shir Ahmad Burhani, the Taliban provincial police spokesperson, the accident took place at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 12 on Mazar-e-Sharif – Baghlan highway. He detailed that the accident occurred when a Corolla-type car collided with a Frontrunner vehicle type on the Mazar-e-Sharif – Baghlan highway.

The cause behind the accident has not been announced as of yet.

According to Burhani, the local residents transferred the injured, children included, to the Baghlan Provincial Hospital.

The officials of the Baghlan traffic authority started the investigation, the Taliban spokesperson added. This province has witnessed a number of accidents in recent months that claimed tens of lives and wounded many others.

Afghanistan has seen an unprecedented hike in deadly traffic accidents in recent months. Poorly constructed roads, speedy and reckless driving and overloading vehicles are said to be the main reasons behind these deadly traffic accidents in the country.