Bus overturn in NE Iran kills 9 people, injures 23

Birjand, South Khorassan Prov., Feb 12, IRNA – Bus crash in a road in this northeastern Iranian province in the early hours of Monday killed nine and severely injured 23 others.

Police chief in South Khorassan Province Colonel Hossein Rezaie told IRNA on Monday that most of the passengers of the crashed bus were women as it headed towards the holy city of Mashahd.

The Medical Emergency and Incident Management Center in South Khorassan Province reported that nine were killed and 36 people were hospitalized as a result.

Director of the Center Ali Delkhorooshan said 10 of the injured are reportedly in critical conditions in hospital.

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