Bus crash kills 11 in Iran

Tue 12 September 2017 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local Time

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The bus had veered off the road for unknown reasons and fallen at least 100 meters into a ravine.

A bus en route to an Iranian northern city plunged into a ravine on a road northeast of capital Tehran on Tuesday morning, killing 11 passengers and injuring 27 others.

Firefighters and rescue teams were informed of the crash at 2:10 am local time on Tuesday, spokesman for the Tehran Fire Department told Tasnim, saying the bus was carrying 38 people when it crashed on a road linking Tehran to the northern parts of the country.

The bus had veered off the road for unknown reasons and fallen at least 100 meters into a ravine, Jalal Maleki added.

The crash had ripped off the roof of the bus and passenger were strewn over the area, he added.

Eleven people have been killed in the crash, and 27 others are badly wounded, the spokesman added.

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