Local Taliban officials in Helmand province say three people have been killed in a traffic accident in the province.

According to officials, the incident took place on Saturday, 28th May, on the road that connects Nad Ali district with Marjah Helmand.

On the report of eyewitnesses, the accident happened when a motorcycle collided with a Lite-Ace vehicle.

According to local Taliban officials, three people on a motorcycle were killed at the site, including a man and two women.

Officials in the province added that the driver of the Lite-Ace car had been arrested on charges of negligence while driving.

Earlier this month, a car accident in Jawzjan province killed eight people and injured twenty-five more, while other traffic accidents killed three people in Baghlan province and four in Badakhshan province.

The primary causes of traffic accidents in Afghanistan are drivers’ violation of traffic laws, deteriorating roads, speeding, and the lack of traffic signs, 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).