18 Killed, 121 Injured in Road Accidents Across 8 Provinces Last Week

In the past week, separate road accidents in 8 provinces of Afghanistan killed 18 people and injured 121 others.

According to information obtained by Hasht-e Subh, there were road accidents in the provinces of Herat, Farah, Helmand, Ghazni, Samangan, Balkh, Jawzjan, and Faryab from the last Saturday until Thursday.

The information received indicated that six road accidents occurred on the Kabul-Balkh highway and in Faryab and Jawzjan provinces, resulting in the death of 16 people and the injury of 27 others.

At the same time, health officials at the provincial hospital in Herat reported that 62 individuals were harmed in road accidents over the past week. Additionally, a traffic accident in the Bala Buluk district of Farah province resulted in the death of a one-year-old infant.

It has been verified by Helmand’s local Taliban officials that 10 road accidents caused injuries to 14 people.

Likewise, according to reports from sources in Ghazni, a single individual died and 18 others sustained injuries due to traffic accidents.

The absence of proper traffic signs, inadequate maintenance of roads, and reckless behavior of drivers are identified as the major factors contributing to the occurrence of traffic accidents in Afghanistan.