16 dead in Iran road collision

By: AFP
Published: 06:51 PM, 30 Aug, 2022
16 dead in Iran road collision
Caption: At least 16 people were killed in a collision between a truck and minibus carrying seasonal farm workers in southwestern Iran on Tuesday.
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At least 16 people were killed in a collision between a truck and minibus carrying seasonal farm workers in southwestern Iran on Tuesday, officials said.

The accident, which left another eight people injured, occurred on a major artery of the city of Shushtar, state television said.

"The tragedy occurred when a semi-trailer swerved and hit the minibus transporting the seasonal workers," police said, quoted by the official news agency IRNA.

Authorities in Shushtar declared two days of mourning.

Although its roads are generally in good condition, Iran has one of the world's highest traffic death rates partly because of poor driving habits, as well as the impact of international sanctions on vehicle maintenance.

AFP

Agence France-Presse is an international news agency.