A car overturned in the Yawan district of the northeastern Afghan province of Badakhshan, killing one person and injuring two others, said Taliban local officials.

Reports state that this incident took place on Saturday, the 17th of September, as a result of a “Datsun” type car deviating while traveling to the village of Dara-e-Seri in the Yawan district.

Sirajuddin Mutawakkul, Taliban chief of police for Yawan district of Badakhshan province, stated that this incident occurred while the car was taking six passengers to a wedding ceremony from Diga village to Dara-e-Seri village in Yawan district.

The Taliban security official in Yawan district, Mutawakkul, said that the incident left one dead and two injured. He stated that the deceased was a doctor, Mohammad Anwar, who lost his life in the traffic accident.

In the same province’s Maimay district, a day before, a car carrying Aga Khan office employees overturned, causing three fatalities and two injuries.

Although the cause of the traffic accident in Badakhshan has not yet been identified, the driver’s carelessness is directly related to the rise in traffic fatalities across Afghanistan.

Speeding, dangerous driving routes, reckless drivers, and a lack of traffic signals are further important elements that significantly raise the number of highway fatalities in Afghanistan every day.

Author

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