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Road accident in Iran leaves 18 people dead, 52 injured

Golpaygan, Isfahan Prov, Nov 20, IRNA -- Eighteen people were killed and 52 others wounded after three buses collided with each other on the Isfahan-Golpaygan narrow road in the central province of Isfahan early Saturday.

The accident happened when a bus moving from Golpaygan to Tehran collided with two buses moving from the southern city of Shiraz to Tehran at 30 kilometers from Golpaygan.

Police said a preliminary investigation on the accident pointed to foggy weather and recklessness on the part of one of the drivers as having led to 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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