Gonabad, Khorassan Prov, April 5, IRNA -- At least 29 passengers of a bus were killed and 28 others injured after the bus collided with a trailer in northeast Iran on Monday.
The accident occurred 35 km from Gonabad, 270 km south of the provincial capital city of Mashhad, along Gonabad-Torbat Heidariyeh road.
The injured, some of whom are reportedly in critical conditions, were taken to local hospitals. Police have launched investigation to establish the cause of the accident.
Iran has one of the highest rates of road accidents in the world. Transport experts blame most of the accidents on hazardous roads and reckless driving.
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