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Traffic accidents: 40 people killed, scores injured during Eid holidays

Traffic accidents: 40 people killed, scores injured during Eid holidays

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4 Jul 2023 - 16:19
Traffic accidents: 40 people killed, scores injured during Eid holidays
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4 Jul 2023 - 16:19

KABUL (Pajhwok): Forty people were killed and 1,361 others injured as a result of traffic accidents in 25 provinces during Eid-ul-Adha holidays.

According to Pajhwok Afghan News reports local officials where the accidents had occurred confirmed casualties’ figures caused by traffic accidents.

Most of the traffic casualties reported from Herat the least reported from Badakhshan.

Three people died and 259 more got wounded in western Herat province, in Faryab province two people died and 230 more got injured, in Nangarhar two people died and 162 injured, in Kunduz with the highest fatality rate 7 people died and 153 more injured and in Kandahar 138 injured.

The figures of the casualties caused by traffic related accidents on other province show that in western Farah province 55 persons got injured, in Baghlan one person got killed and 40 more got injured, similarly one person killed in Ghor and 37 got  injured, in Takhar one person killed and 25 more got wounded, in Khost two persons died 14 got injured, in Laghman 15 persons got injured, in Samangan three person died 12 more got wounded, in Ghazni one person died nine more got wounded, in Paktia 10 persons injured, in Bamyan five persons killed and four more got injured, in Jawzjan two people killed, six more got wounded, in Balkh two persons died four more wounded, in Kunar six people got wounded, in Helmand five people wounded, in Maidan Wardak five person wounded, in Badakhshan 1 person died and another got wounded, in Badghis three people killed,  one injured, in Logar one person killed two more wounded and in Nimroz three person killed.

The local officials said that no traffic accidents recorded in Daikundi, Sar-i-Pul and Paktika provinces but the officials of Kabul, Nuristan, Panjshir, Parwan and Uruzgan provinces are yet to share their figures in regard to the traffic accidents’ casualties of during Eid holidays.

Lt.Col. Abdul Wadood Khairkhwah, Traffic Department Planning and Policy Directorate said, 37 people died in 25 fatal traffic accidents and 122 more people sustained injuries in 41 accidents out of all 66 traffic accidents during the days of Arafah and Eid ul-Adha.

Ezatullah Safi, a driver from Kabul province said, the number of traffic accidents rise during the Eid and some other festivals because the people travel a lot from one place to another and some individuals who are not familiar with driving try to drive during these days.

According to the figure of Pajhwok, 178 people died and 1233 others were injured due to traffic accidents in 27 provinces of the country in the first three months of this year, at that time, it was highest death toll in the days of Eid ul-Fitr.

The reports show, due to the lack of standards roads, recklessness of the drivers and over speeding are the main reasons behind most of the traffic accidents in the country.


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