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News code: 26017
Published Date: Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 13:16:18
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Bus, oil tanker collision kills at least 13 in Iran

Bus, oil tanker collision kills at least 13 in Iran
IRAN  - Deadly accident in an highway in Kurdistan Province also left at least nine people injured.


An overnight passenger bus and a fuel tanker collided early on Wednesday in western Iran killing at least 13 people and injuring several others.

Iran's Mehr news agency reported early on Wednesday that the tanker carrying tar crashed into the passenger bus in Sanandaj, a city in Iran's Kurdistan province, about 400km west of capital Tehran.

According to highway police, the tanker ran into the bus on a highway near Sanandaj. Both vehicles burst into flames following the collision.

One of the two bus drivers who survived in the crash said that bus had stopped to pick up passengers when suddenly the tanker hit the bus.

Police said the tanker's brakes failed, causing it to slam into the bus, AP news agency reported.

An official said at least nine people were injured in the crash.

Kurdistan province has declared three days of public mourning over the crash.

 

News Code: 26017
Published Date: Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 13:16:18
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