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