Iranian bus collision kills 44 and injures 39 others
AFPTEHRAN--A collision between two buses in Iran killed 44 people and injured 39 others, the ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday, in the country's most serious road accident in years.
September 11, 2013, 12:11 am TWN
The accident took place late on Monday along the highway between Qom and Tehran.
“The driver of a bus traveling from Isfahan lost control of his vehicle after one of his tires burst. He hit a car before finding himself in the wrong lane, where he hit another bus. The two vehicles caught fire immediately,” said Colonel Ardeshir Jamshidi-rad, the head of traffic police in the province of Qom.