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12/16/03

Eleven killed, 12 injured in Iran bus accident

At least 11 people were killed and 12 others injured Tuesday morning when a bus rammed into a lamp post after swerving on a slippery road near the western city of Malayer in Hamedan province, IRNA reported.

The fatalities included six men and five women, a provincial deputy police head said, adding the injured were admitted to hospital in Malayer.

They were among 38 passengers, heading to the holy city of Qom for pilgrimage from the border town of Mehran in western Iran.

Police blamed the accident on the high speed of the vehicle and the driver's inability in controlling the bus.

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