70 feared dead as two buses engulfed in flames after collision with tanker

Two buses and a fuel tanker collided Sunday on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing up to 70 people. Dozens more people were wounded in the accident, which set all three vehicles ablaze. The official death toll was put at 14 but 125 passengers were known to have been on the buses and only 73 have been accounted for.

The buses caught fire after the crash and most of the injured people are in a critical condition

Spokesman for the provincial governor, Aghagul Jawid Salangi

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.