KABUL, Afghanistan: Two buses and a fuel tanker collided Sunday on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people, officials said.
Dozens more people were wounded in the accident, which set all three vehicles ablaze, and the death toll is expected to rise, said Jawed Salangi, spokesman for the governor of the eastern Ghazni province. He said 73 bus passengers were wounded and transferred to hospitals, but that documents show that 125 passengers were on both buses.
The collision happened on the main highway linking the capital, Kabul, to the southern city of Kandahar.
Mohammadullah Ahmadi, director of the provincial traffic department, said the crash was caused by reckless driving. He said local residents helped firefighters and first responders pull survivors from the wreckage.
Road accidents are common in Afghanistan, where roads are often in poor condition and traffic laws are rarely enforced.