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Nearly a dozen wounded in Takhar collision

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Nearly a dozen wounded in Takhar collision

Feb 21, 2017 - 13:27

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least 11 passengers have suffered wounds in a collision on Takhar-Kunduz highway in the capital of northern Takhar province, officials said on Tuesday.

Takhar traffic department head, Hazrat Gul Farkhari, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred in Chashmashir area on the outskirts of Taloqan city, the provincial capital, at around 8am today.

He said at least 11 people were wounded as a corolla model car ploughed into another corolla. He cited the slippery condition of the road covered with ice and the recklessness on the driver’s part behind the collision.

Takhar public healthinfo-icon director, Dr. Hafizullah Sapai, said 11 injured were delivered to the hospital from the scene, three of which were in critical condition.

According to Sapai, of the wounded three were evacuated to Kunduz and three others were under treatment at the Takhar provincial hospital.


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