2 doctors dead after health workers fell with vehicles

Local sources in eastern Afghanistan’s Laghman province said a vehicle carrying health workers fell from a valley in the Dawlat Shah district of Laghman province, killing 7 people, including 2 doctors, and injuring 3 other people. .

Sources said the incident occurred on Saturday, Nov. 5, around 8 a.m. in the village of Kel of Farshaghan Valley, Dawlat Shah District, Laghman Province.

The Taliban governor in Laghman’s spokesman, Salamat Khan Bilal, confirmed the tragedy, adding that two doctors – a female and a male – also died in the accident.

According to the Taliban official, Bilal, the injured have been transported to the nearest hospital, where they are receiving medical attention.

Taliban District Governor for Dawlat Shah District of Laghman Province, Qari Abdul Qahir Mutawakul, said a Surf-type vehicle carrying health workers overturned and fell into the valley, causing death and injuries.

While the cause of this tragedy has yet to be determined by the traffic department, road damage and reckless driving are considered the leading causes of traffic accidents, contributing significantly to traffic-related fatalities across Afghanistan.

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