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15 dead, 35 injured in bus, truck collision in Farah

AT-KABUL: At least 15 people were killed and 35 wounded on Friday morning as a passenger bus collided with a fast-moving truck on a highway in Bakwah district of western Farah province, an official said.

A passenger bus en route from Farah province to Kabul rammed into a truck, a tragic crash that left 15 passengers dead and 35 injured, said Farah Governor’s spokesman, Naser Mahri.

The injured have been evacuated to district healthcare center. Some of the injured need special care because their conditions are very serious, said Mahri.

Traffic accidents on Kabul-Herat highway have recently increased in which hundreds of people killed or wounded.

Afghanistan suffers a high rate of traffic accidents that kill hundreds of people every year due to lack of highway monitoring systems, inadequate road maintenance and negligence of traffic rules.

Human errors are responsible for most of road accidents, while vehicle technical problems and external factors like bad weather and poor road lights come next.

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