Official: Road Accident in Afghanistan Kills eleven

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 1:27 PM

Rauf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Saturday that three vehicles were involved in the lethal crash, which wounded another seven people.

An Afghan official says at least eleven people have been killed in a road accident just exterior the western city of Herat.

Rauf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Saturday that three vehicles were involved in the lethal crash, which wounded another seven people. He says the crash was the result of carelessness, and that women and children were among those killed and wounded.

The crash took space Friday amid celebrations of the Persian new year, which began March twenty-one and is followed by thirteen days of festivities, including family visits and picnics.

Traffic accidents are common across Afghanistan, where roads are poorly maintained and drivers routinely ignore traffic regulations.

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