This photo shows a minibus crash in a mountainous area. Picture used for illustrative purposes only.
A minibus crash in northern Afghanistan killed 25 people, including nine children and 12 women, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
The deadly accident took place on Wednesday evening in Sayad district due to reckless driving and the victims comprised 12 women, eight children and four men, the spokesman said, adding that only a woman survived but was badly injured, reports Xinhua news agency.
The accident happened in a mountainous area with half-paved roads in Sar-e-Pul province as the passengers were returning from a wedding. They were traveling from one part of Sayyad district to another.
Din Mohammad Nazari, the spokesman for the local police commander, blamed the minibus driver for the crash. He said the car fell into a deep pit because of his carelessness. Nazari did not say if there were any survivors.
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