Tehran Witnesses Over 306 Accidents in One Day
Over 306 road accidents occurred in Tehran on Wednesday, the provincial police department announced, out of which some 294 of the accidents led to loss of lives and property.
According to the Tehran-based paper Tehran Times, the “Iranian roads are some of the most hazardous in the world.”
Officials attributed the high rate of accidents on dilapidated vehicles and drivers' carelessness.
On the average, some 15,000 people are killed and 87,000 injured in traffic-related accidents in the country annually. In statistical terms, on the average one person is killed every 40 minutes and one injured every seven minutes – Albawaba.com
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