Deadly Road Crash in Afghanistan

Deadly Road Crash in AfghanistanDeadly Road Crash in Afghanistan

Two buses and a fuel tanker have collided on a major highway in Afghanistan killing 73 people, a health ministry spokesman said.

More than 50 other people injured in the accident have been taken to hospital in Ghazni province.

All three vehicles were set ablaze after the collision on the main road linking the capital, Kabul, to the southern city of Kandahar, BBC reported.

Accidents are common in Afghanistan where roads are often in a poor state and traffic rules rarely enforced.

Mohammadullah Ahmadi, director of the provincial traffic department, said the crash was caused by reckless driving, AP wrote.

He said local residents helped firefighters and first responders pull survivors from the wreckage.

Jawed Salangi, spokesman for the governor of eastern Ghazni province, said he had seen documents showing that altogether there were 125 passengers travelling on the buses.

According to the Efe news agency, the collision happened at about 06:30 local time (0200 GMT).