One Killed, 63 Injured in Road Accidents in Isfahan
One person was killed and 63 others were injured in road accidents in the central province of Isfahan during the first week of the new Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, reported the official IRNA news agency.
An official said that 35 car accidents occurred on the province's roads over the same period.
Iran has one of the highest rates of road accidents in the world with an average of 200,000 reported annually.
On average, over 15,000 people are killed and 87,000 injured in traffic-related accidents in Iran annually, said the agency.
“One person is killed every 40 minutes and one injured every seven minutes on average, making Iranian roads some of the most hazardous,” said the official.
Traffic experts blame dilapidated vehicles, insufficient emergency road assistance and failure of drivers to heed rules of the road as the main causes of road accidents in the country – Albawaba.com
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