Iran General NewsMinibus collides with lorry in north Iran, 17 dead

Minibus collides with lorry in north Iran, 17 dead

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Reuters: Seventeen people were killed on Saturday when a minibus slammed head-on into a truck in northern Iran, a senior police officer said. Mohammad Rouyanian, head of
Iran’s road police, told state television the vehicles collided
after the minibus tried to overtake a tractor near Firouzkouh,
130 km east of Tehran. Reuters

TEHRAN – Seventeen people were killed on Saturday when a minibus slammed head-on into a truck in northern Iran, a senior police officer said.

Mohammad Rouyanian, head of Iran’s road police, told state television the vehicles collided after the minibus tried to overtake a tractor near Firouzkouh, 130 km east of Tehran.

“Unfortunately the accident was so severe that 10 people were killed instantly and seven died in hospital,” he said.

He did not mention if anyone had survived.

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