Iran bus crash kills 23
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Reuters, Tehran,- Twenty-three people died when a passenger bus and a truck collided in western Iran on Sunday, two days after a similar crash elsewhere in the country killed or injured 34 people, a news agency said on Monday.

The latest collision took place in Hamedan province on a road to the capital Tehran, the semi-official Fars News Agency said.

Friday's traffic accident also involved a bus and a truck colliding and happened on a road between the western city of Kermanshah and the southern Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, Fars said, without specifying the number of fatalities.

Iran has one of the highest road accident rates in the world, blamed on inadequate police supervision, poor quality roads and reckless driving.

Two months ago, twenty-two students were killed when their bus crashed with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in Iran's southwest.

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