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8 dead in car-trailer collision in Kandahar

8 dead in car-trailer collision in Kandahar

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Mar 01, 2017 - 20:34

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight passengers were killed, including womeninfo-icon and children, on Wednesday when a passenger car crashed into a trailer in southern Kandahar province.

A ninth person was injured in the collision that occurred in Malang Kariz area of Maiwand district on the Kandahar-Herat highway at about 2:30pm, the Kandahar governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News

He said the car carrying passengers from Kandahar to Herat crashed into the trailer loaded with flour en route to Helmand province.

The car caught fire, leaving four men, two women and two children dead and one wounded, he said, adding the injured had been evacuated to Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar city, the provincial capital.

On the other hand, Kandahar police spokesman, Zia Durrani said a team from traffic department had been sent to the area to investigate the incident.
Recently traffic accidents on the Kandahar highway have increased.

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