Act Daily News
At least 19 individuals have been killed and 32 others have been injured when a gas tanker caught hearth in a tunnel north of the Afghan capital of Kabul, a neighborhood official stated Sunday.
The Salang Tunnel – situated between Parwan and Baghlan provinces – is round 1.66 miles (2.67 kilometers) lengthy and was constructed within the Sixties. It is an important hyperlink between the nation’s north and south.
A spokesman for Parwan province, Hekmatullah Shameem, stated the gas tanker caught hearth within the Salang Tunnel on Saturday evening.
Rescue groups are working on the scene of the incident and there are issues the variety of casualties might enhance, he added.
The reason for the hearth was not instantly clear.