17 Iranians Killed, 3 Injured in Road Accident
Seventeen Iranians were killed Tuesday and three others were injured when a minibus plunged into a valley in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, reported the official Iranian news agency (IRNA).
The vehicle was on its way from Andimeshk to Bidroubeh when it suddenly skidded off Dokhtar Borji Bridge and plunged into the valley, killing 17 passengers instantly, said the agency.
The fatal tragedy has been blamed on the negligence of the driver, who lost control of the vehicle.
Iranian roads are among the most dangerous in the world, with an annual 250,000 collisions claiming some 15,000 lives – Albawaba.com