Two major road accidents in Herat on Thursday morning claimed the lives of 16 people and injured 10, provincial authorities said.
At least 11 people were killed and six were injured along the Herat-Kandahar highway in the Mirhala area of Adraskan district around 6 a.m.
Mohammad Ibrahim, head of Herat’s ambulance service, said that the accident occurred when a passenger bus hit a minivan.
Later in the morning, five people were killed and four were injured in an accident on the Herat-Islam Qala highway in Kahsan district.
Jilani Farhad, spokesperson for Herat governor’s office, said the collision happened between a station wagon (saracha) and an oil tanker at 9:45 a.m.
No reason was given for both accidents, but the main ones are over speeding and driver’s reluctance to follow traffic rules.