Ten students dead in bus crash in Tehran

Ten students dead in bus crash in Tehran

Ten people have been killed in a bus accident at one of Tehran´s largest universities.

The bus was carrying 30 students along a mountainous road within the science research campus of Islamic Azad University in northwestern Tehran when it came off the road and hit a concrete column yesterday.

Seven were killed instantly, according to the state TV, while an updated death toll of 10 was reported by Tasnim the day after the crash.

The university blamed the crash on the driver having a stroke, but many on social media pointed to its ageing bus fleet and lack of road maintenance.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered his condolences over the "tragic accident."

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