HERAT, Afghanistan, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed and 12 others wounded after a minibus collided head-on with a truck along a highway in Afghanistan's western province of Herat on Tuesday, a local official said.
"The incident occurred in Aziz Abad locality of Shindand district early morning. The killed and injured were shifted to Herat Regional Hospital, in provincial capital Herat city, where five of the wounded remained in critical condition," a traffic police officer told Xinhua.
Police have detained the driver of the truck and the traffic police have launched an investigation into the incident, the source noted.
Reckless driving is mainly blamed for traffic incidents on congested roads and highways.
Fourteen passengers were killed and over 40 injured in a similar accident in neighboring Farah province in December.