Fuel tanker tunnel hearth kills no less than 19 in Afghanistan


No less than 19 folks have been killed and 32 others had been injured when a gas tanker caught hearth in a tunnel north of the Afghan capital of Kabul, a neighborhood official mentioned Sunday.

The Salang Tunnel – situated between Parwan and Baghlan provinces – is round 1.66 miles (2.67 kilometers) lengthy and was constructed within the Nineteen Sixties. It’s a very important hyperlink between the nation’s north and south.

A spokesman for Parwan province, Hekmatullah Shameem, mentioned the gas tanker caught hearth within the Salang Tunnel on Saturday night time.

Rescue groups are working on the scene of the incident and there are considerations the variety of casualties might improve, he added.

The reason for the fireplace was not instantly clear.