Road accidents kill 50 in Afghanistan during Eid holiday

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Road accidents kill 50 in Afghanistan during Eid holiday

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Road accidents killed at least 50 people and injured 185 others during the four-day Eid el Fitr holiday across Afghanistan.

The country’s General Directorate of Traffic Police disclosed this on Monday, saying a total of 102 road accidents occurred across Afghanistan in the period, killing 50 commuters, including eight women and 13 children, and injuring 185 others.

It said Herat, Ghazni, and Paktika were among 34 provinces of the country where most of the road accidents took place.

The government agency further revealed that overspeeding, reckless driving, non-compliance to traffic rules, and lack of traffic signals on highways were the main causes of the deadly accidents.

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