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Dozens Killed, Injured In Afghan Road Accident

File photo of a road accident in Afghanistan
File photo of a road accident in Afghanistan

At least 23 people, including children and women, have been killed and some 30 others injured when their bus collided with a fuel truck in southern Afghanistan.

Zabul Province Governor Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri said the traffic accident occurred on January 29 on a narrow road near the provincial capital, Qalat.

The collision ignited a fire that burned half the bus and caused most of the fatalities.

Nasiri said the accident was most likely due to human error, adding that bad roads and reckless driving have caused scores of such accidents in the country's south.

The bus was traveling to the southern province of Kandahar.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa