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19 Soldiers Die As Bus Plunges Into Ravine in Southern Iran

Source: Tehran Times

19 people died and dozens more were injured when a bus carrying soldiers plunged into aavine early Wednesday on a road linking the cities of Shiraz and Kerman in southern Iran, ISNA reported.

According to the reports, all the passengers were soldiers who were coming back from a garrison in Kerman and were heading to the southern city of Ahvaz.

Morteza Salimi, an official with the Rescue and Relief Organization, announced that 16 of the passengers died at the scene of the accident and three of them at the hospital.

Moreover, Mojtaba Khaledi, Iran's Emergency Services spokesman said that 8 of the passengers are in a critical condition.

Some of the soldiers injured in the accident

Iran's chief of road police Mohammad Hossein Hamidi explained that the bus driver's incompetence in controlling the vehicle coupled with the road's bad condition resulted in such a dreadful accident.

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