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36 killed, 26 injured in southern highway accident in Zabul

AT-KABUL: A passenger bus struck with a fuel tanker in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province Sunday morning in which at least 36 passengers died and 26 more were injured, an official said.

The deadly accident took place when a passenger bus struck with a fuel tanker in Shahrisafa district of Zabul province today morning.

The bus was bound to Kabul from southern Kandahar which collided with a fuel tanker coming from the opposite direction in which 36 people including children and women were killed and 26 more were injured. Some of the dead bodies were badly burned, Ghulam Jailani Farahi, a top security official said.

The official blamed reckless driving was the main cause of the incident on the poor conditioned highway, which is badly damaged due to Taliban attacks over the past two years.

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