23 people killed in western Afghanistan when van, fuel tanker collide

A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the horrific accident.

The crash happened on Sunday morning on the main highway between the city of Herat and the Iranian border, said Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in western Herat province. He added that four people were injured in the accident.

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Authorities do not know what caused the accident, but Ahmadi said initial reports indicated that “both drivers’ carelessness” was to blame.

A similar incident was reported on August 17, when a truck loaded with people and animals crashed in a mountainous area of northwestern Afghanistan, killing 32 people.

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