21 Oct 2012

Schoolgirls killed in bus crash

9:43 am on 21 October 2012

Twenty six schoolgirls have been killed and another 18 injured in a bus crash in north-west Iran.

Police said the bus overturned after the driver lost control in rainy weather on Friday.

The Fars news agency reported it was travelling between Izeh and Lordegan, about 500km from Tehran.

Around 20,000 people die in traffic accidents in Iran every year according to UNICEF.