Afghan bus hits burning truck, killing 30
Lorry had been set on fire by Taliban and left in middle of road
A woman in a burqa walks along a road on a windy day on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
The truck was set on fire by Taliban attackers and left burning in the middle of a road, and the bus could not stop in time to avoid smashing into it, according to Omar Zawak, the governor’s spokesman in Helmand province.
The crash happened about 50km outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province.
Mr Zawak said the crash also left 11 passengers injured. The casualties included men, women and children.