Eight People Killed in Eastern Afghanistan Road Collision

At least eight people have been killed and two more received injuries in a pickup-sedan collision in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province as road mishaps are frequent due to reckless driving by the drivers in addition to Afghanistan’s poorly regulated traffic system.

Head of Nangarhar Traffic Police Directorate Jawad Shirzad on Tuesday said that the incident happened when the two vehicles hit head-on along a ring road in Police District 6th of Jalalabad, the provincial capital city on Monday evening.

“Four women and a child were among those killed in the collision,” Shirzad said, adding that the two injured people were shifted to the main hospital in the provincial capital for medical treatment.

Traffic accidents are common in Afghanistan mainly due to poor road conditions. Last year five Taliban members were killed and four others injured after their vehicle overturned in Parwan province.   

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