14 killed, 24 injured as bus turn turtle in S. Afghanistan

20:54, September 08, 2010      

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Over a dozen people were killed and two dozen others sustained injuries as a passenger bus turned turtle in Ghazni province south of Afghanistan on Wednesday, a local television channel reported.

"A passenger bus heading for Kandahar from Kabul turned turtle on the highway in Ghazni province this morning as a result 14 people were killed and 24 others sustained injuries," Tolo broadcast in its news bulletin.

Women and children are among the victims, citing local officials, the television further said.

Reckless driving on congested roads and highways is the main cause of road accidents in Afghanistan.

More than 50 people have lost their lives in road accidents mostly in the restive southern region where militants are active and the law and order is poor, over the past couple of months.

Source: Xinhua


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