Traffic accident leaves two dead and five injured

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A car accident on the Kabul-Mazar-e-Sharif highway in the Dushi district of Baghlan has killed two people and injured five others, according to local officials in Baghlan province. The event occurred on Friday, 5th June, in the Sang-e-Surakh area of the province’s Dushi district, according to Qari Mohammad Nazir Abed, Baghlan traffic director, quoted by Bakhtar state news agency.

The cause of the traffic accident has not yet been discovered. A child was killed and nine people were injured in a car accident in Faryab earlier, on May 30.

According to sources, the event occurred on the Maimana-Andkhoy highway in Faryab’s Khan Char Bagh district. The accident took place when the driver of the car fell asleep and drifted off the road. The deviating vehicle, according to sources, was a Prado, and children and women were among those injured in the accident.

The number of traffic accidents resulting in passenger deaths has risen substantially in recent months, and the cause has yet to be substantiated by the respective institution or through a thorough investigation.

Traffic rules violations, deteriorating routes, carelessness, and the absence of traffic signs are the primary causes of road accidents in Afghanistan, with people dying each day.—Khaama News Press Agency