TEHRAN, Iran — A truck collided with a minibus filled with laborers on Tuesday in southwestern Iran, native media reported, killing no less than 16 individuals.
The crash within the impoverished Khuzestan province additionally injured eight passengers, who had been rushed to native hospitals. The truck was on the highway linking town of Shushtar with town of Dezful when it crashed.
Public mourning was introduced by Khuzestan’s officers within the metropolis of Shushtar.
Iran has one of many world’s worst site visitors security information, with some 17,000 deaths yearly. The grave toll is blamed on large disregard for site visitors legal guidelines, unsafe automobiles and insufficient emergency providers.