According to local sources in Baghlan province, 8 people were killed and 11 others were injured in a traffic accident caused by a collision between a 580-type passenger bus and a tractor-trailer in Pol-e-Khomri city, the province’s center.

The 580-type passenger bus and a tractor-trailer crashed at roughly 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, 16th July, according to Qari Nazirullah Abedi, the Taliban’s traffic director for the province of Baghlan.

He stated that the trailer was stopped on the Samangan-Baghlan highway’s public route, close to Pol-e-Khomri, in Baghlan central district, when the incident occurred.

Dr. Ashiqullah Waziri, one of the doctors at Baghlan Provincial Hospital, was cited by Bakhtar News Agency as saying that the injured were brought to this hospital for treatment and their condition is quite critical.

In recent months, the number of traffic accidents involving passenger fatalities has increased, although neither the appropriate institution nor a thorough investigation has pinpointed the cause.

However, infractions of traffic laws, dangerous routes, carelessness, and a lack of traffic signs are the main factors in road accidents in Afghanistan, where people die every day.

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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).