10 passengers killed in Iran as speeding bus plunges 40 feet into canyon

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 31-Dec-2019

At least 10 people were killed in Iran on December 31 when the bus they were travelling in careened into a canyon west of Tehran, state news agency IRNA reported.

“Ten people died in the incident and 11 were transferred to the nearest hospital,” said emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi.

The accident occurred at 5:00 am (0130 GMT) on a highway close to the city of Zanjan, he added.

The bus, which was being driven at high speed, skidded off the road and plunged 12 metres (40 feet) into the canyon before landing on its roof, Zajan’s deputy police chief told IRNA.