Sep 18, 2018, 11:24 AM
News Code: 83037020
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Bus crash kills 19 in north-central Iran

Kashan, Sept 18, IRNA- At least 19 people were killed in an accident on Monday caused by a fuel tanker crashing into a bus at Kashan-Natanz freeway.

According to the emergency department, 27 passengers were injured in the incident, some of whom were taken to hospital and some were given treatment as outpatients.

The head of the provincial accident and emergency department said 10 people were discharged from the hospital.

Two of the injured who are suffering from burns to 30 and 50 percent were transferred to burn treatment hospital, the official said.

A passenger bus en route from capital Tehran to the southeastern city of Kerman collided with a tank truck at 11:30 p.m. local time, overturned and burst into flames.

The authorities and the relevant organizations have not released a final report on the fatalities yet.

Investigation to identify the cause of the accident is underway.

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