Dozens Killed in Bus Accident in Northern Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 25 Iraqi tourists were killed after their bus plunged into a valley in a mountainous road in northern Iran, the head of Iran's Mazandaran Red Crescent Society said.
Mehdi Valipour added that at least 13 others were injured in the Tuesday evening accident.
The injured were transported to hospitals in the nearby cities of Chalus and Nour.
Valipour noted that some passengers of the bus, which was carrying 40 Iraqi nationals, may have been swept away by the river and that rescue operations are underway to find them.
He said two passengers were also missing, Press TV reported.
The accident occurred on a road linking the city of Karaj to the city of Chalus in the northern province of Mazandaran.
A brake defect is said to have caused the tragic accident.