Two tour buses traveling at high speed collided head-on on a southern Afghan highway Monday evening, killing about 40 people on board, a highway police commander said.
The crash killed about 15 women and children, along with 25 men, said Jalali Khan, the Zabul province highway commander. The crash occurred on Afghanistan's main Kabul-Kandahar highway near the border area between Ghazni and Zabul provinces, he said.
"There's no speed limit for these buses, and they wanted to reach their destinations as soon as possible," Khan said. "They're careless drivers, and someone made a mistake. Around 40 people died because of these careless drivers."
Both drivers died in the crash, Khan said.