Road accidents kill 5 in N Afghanistan

  |  Sunday, November 7th, 2021 |  5:38 pm
       

A total of five people were killed and two others wounded in road accidents in the two northern Afghan provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan, sources confirmed Sunday, reports Xinhua.

In Takhar province, three Taliban security forces members were killed and two others wounded when a pick-up truck veered off a road in Chal district on Sunday morning, Assadullah Hoshman at the district hospital told Xinhua.

 

In the neighboring Badakhshan province, a driver, who fell asleep while driving, and a passenger taking the truck he drove were killed as the truck hit a rock in the mountainous Raghistan district on Saturday night, said Mohammad Hassan at the provincial police directorate.

Road mishaps are frequent in the mountainous Central Asian country and occur mostly due to poor driving or poorly maintained roads and vehicles.

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