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5 dead, 4 hurt in Samangan traffic accident

5 dead, 4 hurt in Samangan traffic accident

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Jan 03, 2017 - 15:42

AIBAK (Pajhwok): Three men and two womeninfo-icon were killed on Tuesday when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a truck in Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province

Another four people in the minibus were injured in the early morning accident, Samangan police spokesman Munir Rahimi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the dead included three men and two women and three men and a woman were injured in the crash. Rahimi blamed the fatal accident on high speed and drivers’ carelessness. The injured were evacuated to the provincial civil hospital.

Shams Alami, a doctor in the civil hospital in Aibak, the provincial capital, said two injured person, a man and a woman, were in critical condition. He said the victims belonged to central Bamyan province.

In Samangan, local officials say 61 accidents took place in the past 10 months, leaving 37 people dead and 169 others wounded.

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