PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- One passenger was killed and 30 others were wounded Tuesday when a long-distance bus crashed in northern Afghan province of Baghlan, a police spokesman said. "The bus was traveling from northern Mazar-i-Sharif city to capital Kabul but it lost control and crashed in Chishma-e-Shir, a suburban part of Pul-e-Khumri at around 8:30 a.m. local time, leaving the casualties,"police spokesman in the province, Jawid Basharat, told Xinhua.
He blamed reckless driving for the incident, saying carelessness of the driver might lead to the road accident in the province, 160 km north of Kabul.
Reckless driving on congested roads and highways is the main cause of road accidents in Afghanistan.
A total of 51 people were killed and six others sustained injuries as a passenger bus and oil tanker collided in eastern Ghazni province in September.