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Bus Accident Kills 5, Injures 16 in Afghanistan

busA long-distance bus collided head-on with a truck in the Durrahi Hyratan area along Kabul- Mazar-i-Sharif highway in northern Afghan province of Balkh, on the morning of June 28.

Five passengers were killed on the spot, and 16 others suffered injuries of varied degrees. All the injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

Highway police chief Asif Sahra said that the police and rescue teams arrived at the site shortly after the accident.

Afghan officials said that the reckless driving on congested roads is one of the major causes of accidents in Afghanistan.