Bus crash kills 7 in Afghanistan

AP News
Posted: Feb 06, 2015 8:17 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bus crash in western Afghanistan has killed seven people and wounded 12 others, according to Afghan officials.

Framarz Sikandar, an official with the governor's office in the western province of Hirat, said the bus was travelling fast on a narrow road and the driver apparently lost control. Among the dead are several children.

The same narrow stretch of road was the site of a similar bus crash last month that killed 22 people.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a roadside bomb killed two people and wounded three others in Helmand province.

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Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomb detonated as a civilian car containing members of a wedding party was passing.