At least 18 killed in Afghan bus crash, say officials
KABUL: Afghan officials say at least 18 people have been killed in a traffic accident in the country’s southeast.
Deputy provincial governor in Ghazni Ahmad Ali Ahmad said the accident took place on Thursday on Afghanistan’s main north-south highway, when a bus with more than 50 passengers on board rammed into a truck. He added that here were also numerous injuries.
The deputy provincial governor further said the accident was due to reckless driving on the part of the bus driver, who was speeding on a narrow part of the highway in the Qarabagh district.
The main hospital in Ghazni province confirmed the death toll.