Local Taliban officials in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan say that a laden truck collided with a car in the province, killing 3 people and injuring 12 others.

According to Mawlawi Mohammad Khan Fatih, the police chief for the Sholgara district of Balkh province, a laden truck collided with a Corolla-type vehicle resulting in at least 15 killed and injured.

The Taliban-controlled, state-run Bakhtar News Agency reported that the accident occurred in the Sholgara district of Balkh province on Saturday evening, 30th of July.

The injured are said to have been taken to a local hospital, where their conditions are said to be critical.

Merely days ago, a car on the Jawzjan-Balkh highway overturned killing one passenger and injuring two more.

The vehicle, described by Taliban officials as matching a Corolla, was moving northward from Faryab province to Balkh province in Afghanistan.

In another traffic accident induced by a flood, a bus was swept away and tipped over in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province, which killed 4 people and injured 48 others.

Driver error has been a major factor in a considerable number of fatal accidents in Afghanistan, and this number has been rising in recent months.

Furthermore, drivers who break traffic laws, deteriorating roads, speeding, and the absence of traffic signals are the main reasons for the daily traffic fatalities in Afghanistan.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).