At least six people were killed, and nine others were injured in a traffic accident in Kapisa Province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, local officials said.
Six people were killed, and nine others were injured, including children and women, after a Mazda vehicle flipped and jumped into the valley on Wednesday morning in the Alasay district of Kapisa province, according to the provincial police office.
According to the police, the cause of the traffic incident was reckless driving and the narrow width of the road in the area.
The injured people were taken to the hospital while the authorities were sent to investigate the cause of the incident.
Several factors, such as careless driving, backed-up traffic, poorly built roads, a lack of the rule of law, and poorly maintained vehicles, contributed to increased traffic incidents in the country.
According to the World Health Organization, 6,033 fatalities from traffic accidents are expected to occur in Afghanistan in 2020, or 2.6% of all fatalities. As a result, the nation is ranked 76 globally regarding accidents.