At least 80 dead in Iran tanker truck accident
At least 80 people were killed and 102 others injured when a tanker truck, carrying fuel, caught fire on Zahedan-Bam road in the southeastern Zahedan, Sistan and Balouchestan province and engulfed 6 passenger buses and another tanker in fire Thursday night, IRNA reported.
Head of Zahedan Medical University Mohammad Taqi Hosseini
Tabatabaei said those injured were taken to hospitals in Zahedan.
Governor General of Zahedan Heidar Ali-Nouraei has earlier told IRNA a tanker, carrying gas oil which collided with another tanker, carrying tar and exploded, and destroyed six buses, a building and a light post near police station.
Deputy provincial police head Mohammad Arab said police have launched an investigation to establish the cause of the accident. (Albawaba.com)
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