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Afghanistan: 50 killed, 185 injured in road accidents during Eid-el-Fitr holiday

The country’s general directorate of traffic police said on Monday that 102 road accidents occurred across Afghanistan in the period.

• April 15, 2024
Photo from an accident scene used to illustrate this story
Photo from an accident scene used to illustrate this story

No fewer than 50 people died and 185 others were injured in road accidents during the four-day Eid-el-Fitr holiday across Afghanistan.

The country’s general directorate of traffic police said on Monday that 102 road accidents occurred across Afghanistan in the period, killing 50 commuters, including eight women and 13 children, and injuring 185 others.

Herat, Ghazni, and Paktika were among the 34 provinces of the country where most of the road accidents occurred, the department said.

Overspeeding, reckless driving, non-compliance with traffic rules, and a lack of traffic signals on highways were the main causes of the deadly accidents, the government agency said.


(Xinhua/NAN)

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