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Herat: Hundreds injured, 2 killed during Eid



Herat: Hundreds injured, 2 killed during Eid

Jun 29, 2017 - 12:32

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): About 300 people were injured and two killed during the three-day Eid festival in traffic incidents, street fights and toy guns in western Herat province, officials said.

They said 169 people were injured in traffic accidents, 65 in street fights and 50 others, mostly children, wounded due to toy weapons.

Jilani Farhad, the Herat governor’s spokesman, said the wounded individuals had been admitted to the Zonal Hospital and Noor Hospital.

He added 50 individuals, including children and youngsters, suffered eye injuries due to toy gunshots and most of them would likely lose their eyesight. He asked families not to allow children to endanger their healthinfo-icon playing with toy guns.

Meanwhile, Herat Zonal Hospital spokesman Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai said that besides 169 people wounded traffic incidents, 65 youngsters were injured in street clashes during Eid. They were brought to the hospital.

He said two individuals were also killed in traffic mishaps. This Eidul Fitr saw a 25 to 30 percent increase in casuaties, compared to the previous festival.

Officials of the Zonal Hospital said more than 1,000 people had been wounded and 15 others killed in traffic accidents since the start of the current year.


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