11 killed in traffic accident in Balkh

BALKH (Khaama Press): According to a provincial police spokesperson, 11 people were killed, and nine others were injured in a traffic accident in Balkh province.
The incident occurred in the vicinity of Shadian village in Nahri Shahi district, Balkh province, according to Mohammad Asif Waziri, the police department’s spokesman.
Women and children are among the victims, according to Waziri.
Meanwhile, the injured people were transported to the nearby hospital for medical treatment.
A similar incident happened in the western Badghis province of Afghanistan, resulting in the lives of at least five passengers and injuring nine others.
The number of traffic accidents has increased, particularly during the Eid days in the country.
Experts believed that the lack of safety precautions while travelling, negligent driving, failure to obey traffic rules and regulations, and traffic jams could all contribute to the incidents.
Road accident kills 5, injures 9 in western Afghanistan: According to a statement issued by the provincial police office, an automobile accident in the western Badghis province of Afghanistan claimed the lives of at least five passengers and injured nine others.
On Tuesday evening, a car toppled in the Bala Murghab area due to irresponsible driving, killing five people—including a child—on the scene and wounding nine others, some of whom were in serious condition, the statement said.
Women and children were injured, and all were delivered to the hospital for medical treatment.
On Monday, in the eastern province of Parwan, six persons were killed in a similar traffic accident.
During the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr in western Herat Province, at least 220 people were injured due to road accidents.
Among accidents, motorcycle accidents were the leading cause of injury during the three days of Eid.
The accidents could be due to speed driving, road congestion, lack of safety precautions when travelling, careless driving on dusty roads, and not following traffic rules.