At least five people were killed when a passenger bus went off road on a highway in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Friday.
Thirty more were injured in the incident which happened in the afternoon in Shorab district. The bus was travelling to western Herat province.
The victims were transferred to hospital in Gereshk district. The dead included two women and three men.
Survivors blamed driver’s negligence for the tragedy.
“We were travelling from Kabul to Herat. The vehicle didn’t collide with another vehicle. The driver was driving fast and lost control before the vehicle fell on its side,” a bloodstained man said at hospital.
Salim Rodi, the governor of Gereshk district, said after the traffic incident took place, the authorities were ordered to act quickly to take the victims to the hospital.
Road accidents are common in Afghanistan, with officials blaming negligence among the drivers for most of the incidents.
Three weeks ago, a minibus collided with a fuel tanker in western Herat province, leaving at least four dead and over a dozen injured.