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25 killed, 18 injured in road accident in west Iran

Zanjan, Sept 11, IRNA -- Some 25 people were killed and 18 others injured on Saturday morning as a bus skipped off the road and overturned in Iran's western province of Zanjan.

The accident occurred at kilometer 97 of the Zanjan-Qazvin road after the bus carrying 43 passengers skipped off the road.

Two of the injured were rushed to a provincial hospital.

Iran has one of the highest rates of road accidents in the world with an average of 200,000 reported annually.

According to state officials, one Iranian dies every 24 minutes as a result of car accidents.

Experts relate the high casualties to dilapidated vehicles, reckless driving, insufficient emergency assistance, lack of communication facilities and inadequate emergency centers on the roads.

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