According to local Taliban officials in Helmand province, one woman was killed and six others, including four women, were injured in a road accident in the province.

The event happened on Saturday, June 4th, in the Luchak area of Babaji district, according to Hafiz Rashid Helmandi, the Taliban’s director of Information and Culture for Helmand province.

According to the Director of Information and Culture, the incident occurred when a motorcycle crashed with a Saracha vehicle, and the injured were transported to the hospital.

The injured persons’ condition is unknown. According to a Taliban official, they were taken to the provincial hospitals in Lashkar Gah and Kandahar for treatment. Accident reports have risen in recent months.

The rate of traffic accidents resulting in passenger deaths has increased significantly in recent months, and the cause has yet to be shown by the relevant institution or through a detailed investigation.

The principal causes of road accidents in Afghanistan include violations of traffic regulations, deteriorating highways, negligence, and the absence of traffic signals, with people dying 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).