GHAZNI, Afghanistan, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — About four people were killed and 22 others wounded in a traffic accident along a highway in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni on Wednesday, police said.
“A long-distance bus collided with a truck in Kotal-e-Rawza locality of provincial capital Ghazni city, leaving four persons dead and 22 others aboard the bus injured,” a provincial traffic police official, Mohammadullah Ahmadi, told Xinhua.
The incident took place in the morning and the eight injured who received serious wounds were shifted to national capital of Kabul, the source added.
Afghan officials blame reckless driving as the main cause of road accidents in the country.
On Dec. 24, some 43 passengers were killed and several others wounded in a similar accident in northern Samangan province.