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Iran: Deaths As Bus Overturns 'At High Speed'
At least 26 people have been killed after a bus packed with students overturned in southwestern Iran, according to the country's state radio.
The driver lost control because the vehicle was going at high speed in wet conditions, senior police official Colonel Mohammad Reza Mehmandar was quoted as saying.
Some 19 other people were hurt in the accident and have been taken to hospital for treatment.
The crash happened on the Izeh-Lordegan road, about 300 miles southwest of the capital Tehran.
Iran has one of the worst road safety records in the world, with more than 400,000 accidents and about 20,000 deaths every year.
The high death tolls are blamed on high speed, unsafe vehicles, widespread disregard of traffic laws and inadequate emergency services.
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what do you think?
This is terrible. We must invade them, blow up their infrastructure and then re-build these god forsaken roads.
yes i was thinking along similar lines-- why should a bus crash in Iran make headlines --- then i read the last 2 paragraphs. Of course a country with such an appalling safety record shouldnt be allowed to develop nuclear power electricity.
You couldn't make it up fish. The sheeple love these stories though. People log on to 'press tv' to see what the other side are saying- the side that is being kicked to the curb by the elite. Remember people, ignorance is strength!