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8/18/06

At least 17 Iranians were killed in car accident in Turkey

Ankara, Aug 18, IRNA-At least 17 Iranians were killed and 26 injured, some critically, Friday morning when a bus carrying them to Iran collided with a truck in eastern Turkey.

The mishap occurred in Chaldoran district in Turkish eastern province of Van near Iranian border when the victims were on their way home from a pilgrimage visit to Syria.

The wounded have been rushed to the nearby hospitals, said a doctor at Van Hospital.

He added that he could not give precise figure on number of the victims as the injured were taken to three hospitals.

A number of the injured at Van Hospital are in critical condition, said the doctor.

No local official were immediately available for comment.

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