Five killed in road accident in Afghanistan

Kabul: Five commuters lost their lives and another was injured in a road accident in Surubi district along Afghanistan’s Kabul-Jalalabad highway.

The accident occurred on Wednesday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

The accident happened along the highway linking the capital of Kabul to eastern provinces, when a passenger vehicle veered off the road and bumped into the mountain, leaving five dead and another injured, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran posted on his X account.

The injured are now receiving treatment in a local hospital.

Fatal road accidents are common in Afghanistan due to poor road conditions, reckless driving, difficult terrains, overloading, overtaking and overspeeding.


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