10 drown as car falls into river in Afghanistan

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Ten commuters drowned after their car fell into a river in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan, provincial government spokesman Ahmad Shah Sahel said on Wednesday.

The victims including six women, a man and three children were on their way to attend a wedding party in Gizab district on Tuesday morning when their vehicle slipped into the Helmand river, the official added.

However, the official said that the driver escaped unhurt.

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