Road Accident Killed 45 in Afghanistan

Posted: April 26, 2013 in Daily incidents, Stories

By Mustafa Kazemi

A road traffic accident in Kandahar province’s Maiwand district left 45 passengers dead & 10 injured.

A German Benz 303 bus inbound for Kabul from Lashkargah city of Helmand province struck a fuel tanker face to face on the part of national ring road that crosses Maiwand district.

According to a statement from Kandahar media office, both vehicles caught fire immediately resulting in burning of passengers.

Several of the passengers including children and women were burned to an extent that made them unrecognizable by the rescuers.

Another 10 of the passengers were wounded in the mishap or in the fire.

The wounded have been taken to Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar for treatment.

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