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161 injured in Nangarhar traffic accidents during Eid days

161 injured in Nangarhar traffic accidents during Eid days

Jun 28, 2017 - 15:29

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than 150 people, including womeninfo-icon and children, have been injured in accidents during the past three days of Eid-ul-fitr in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Carelessness of drivers, violation of traffic principles and narrow roads were called the main causes of these accidents.

Nangarhar public healthinfo-icon director, Dr. Najibullah Kamawal, told Pajhwok Afghan News 161 people including 10 women and a dozen children who were injured in accidents had been shifted to hospitals during Eid days.

He said most of the accidents were due to huge motorcycles traffic and high speed. A number of injured had been discharged after receiving initial treatment but large number others were still under treatment, he added.

Kamawal said that a number of other people who were injured in celebratory gunfire were also taken to hospitals for treatment.

Nangarhar is a crowded province where many people are killed or injured in car accidents.


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