52 people killed and injured in southern Afghanistan when bus overturns

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Four people lost their lives and forty-eight others were injured when a passenger bus overturned due to flooding in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan.

According to Abdul Hakim Hakimi, director of the Taliban’s public health department for Zabul province, this incident happened last night, July 25, around 9:00 a.m. in the Foladaki area of ​​Shahr-e-Safa district of this province.

The tragedy was caused by the flooding, according to Hakimi, who also said three women and a man lost their lives in the incident.

The Taliban health official went on to say that at least 48 people, including women and children, had been injured and some of the patients were in critical and serious condition.

According to local reports, the bus driver rushed the vehicle into the flood at high speed despite the objections of passengers, causing the crash.

The incident comes at a time when the Afghan Meteorology Department issued two warnings, labeling Zabul province along with other provinces, this week for heavy rains and flash floods.

Driver negligence has led to huge casualties in Afghanistan and traffic incidents related to driver fault have increased in recent months.

Earlier this month, a Type 580 passenger bus and a semi-trailer collided in the provincial capital city of Pol-e-Khomri, resulting in a traffic tragedy that left eight dead and 11 others injured in Baghlan province, northern Afghanistan.

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