Afghanistan: Traffic accident in Faryab kills 11, including women, children

Faryab province, Afghanistan. 12 June, 2024.

FARYAB, Afghanistan — A traffic accident in Faryab Province in the north of the country on Wednesday afternoon resulted in the deaths of 11 people, including six women and four children, local sources reported.

The incident occurred in the city of Maimana, the center of Faryab.

According to Ahmad Fahim Kohi, head of Taliban-run traffic department, the minibus was transporting 15 people from a wedding ceremony to their home when it veered off a new road in the Sahib District of Maymana and collided with a wall.

Kohi stated that the driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old boy, was also among the deceased. He added that four others were injured in the crash.

The accident follows three other traffic incidents in Faryab on Tuesday, which resulted in one death and three injuries, according to a statement from the Taliban’s police command in the province.

While the Taliban has not commented on the specific causes of the latest accident, poor road conditions and driver negligence are often cited as primary factors in such incidents.