Horrific road accident in Afghanistan, 21 dead, 38 injured in collision between three vehicles


At least 21 people have been killed and 38 others injured in a road accident in southern Afghanistan. A statement from the department in Helmand said the accident occurred Sunday morning in the Gerashk district of Helmand province on the main highway between southern Kandahar and western Herat provinces.

Kadratullah, a traffic official in Helmand, said a motorcycle collided with a passenger bus, which then collided with a fuel tank on the opposite side of the road. He said the accident is under investigation.

Hazatullah Haqqani, spokesman for the Helmand police chief, said that of the 38 injured, 11 were transferred to hospitals with serious injuries. Traffic accidents are common in Afghanistan, mainly due to poor road conditions and driver negligence.

Let us tell you that last week only seven people died when a vehicle overturned in Nimroz province of Afghanistan. Three people were injured in this accident. The provincial traffic police officer had said that the road accident happened on the road connecting Dilaram district. According to the news agency, 4 men, 2 women, and a child died on the spot in Zaranj city. Three people including a child were injured. According to the data of the National Traffic Officer, in the last 10 months, more than 1600 people have lost their lives in road accidents in the Central Asian country and more than 4000 people have been injured.