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13 injured in Kandahar traffic accident

AT-KABUL: Altogether 13 people were injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province on Friday, spokesman to the governor said.

The governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak said that 13 people, including three women and four children, were injured in a traffic accident in Malang Kareez area of Maiwand district. The head-on collision between the Townace van and car took place on Friday noon.

Khpalwak blamed the reckless driving for the incident, urging drivers to observe the speed limit and traffic rules.

According to an Afghan researcher, Mohammad Sabir Ansan Dost, violation of traffic rules, mechanical problems and reckless driving has resulted in more than 48,000 traffic accidents in the past ten years. ‎

In May this year, Mohammad Sabir in his book “The challenges of the Ministry of Interior and the solution strategy” detailed ten years of traffic accidents in Afghanistan.

The researcher said the Afghan government should take concrete steps against the reckless drivers by implementing the traffic regulations in letter and spirit in order to save precious lives of the commuters.

“It shows that beside Taliban and other terrorists, traffic accidents also caused that people do not feel safe and people face dangers. In this research I collected my articles from sources, libraries and traffic departments and pictured traffic accidents,” TOLOnews quoted Ansad Dost.

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