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Iran: Bus crash on university campus in Tehran leaves 9 dead, 27 injured

Bus full of college students tips over on Christmas in Tehran, Iran
Bus full of college students tips over on Christmas in Tehran, Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK


Iran, Dec. 26,2018 - A bus carrying students of Tehran’s Science and Research Center in Azad University unfortunately tipped over, leaving nine students dead and 27 others injured. Head of the Iranian regime’s emergency services said this incident took place at 12:20 pm local time on Tuesday.

Following this horrific incident, Iranian authorities first dispatched anti-riot units to the scene in fear of possible outbursts of anger turning into anti-regime protests. Families of the university students were seen outside the campus seeking information about their loved ones.

The bus brakes were malfunctioning, leading to this tragic incident, according to a number of the students interviewed after the accident. This shows how regime officials care nothing about people’s safety and continue using such buses to transfer students to and from the campus.

It is worth noting that the deputy university dean first claimed the driver had suffered a heart attack in an attempt to cover up the brake failures.

However, spokesperson of the Iranian regime’s Emergency Organization said the claim of the driver suffering a heart attack is not confirmed and the forensics must file a report on this matter.

Iran suffers from a significantly high rate of road accidents, with an estimated of at least 17,000 casualties every year. The toll is widely blamed on poor safety, the presence of older vehicles and the inadequacy of emergency services.

Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi sent a message of condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and hoping for a quick recovery of those injured.

“My heart goes out to the students who died in the bus accident. Deepest sympathies to their families and sincere prayers for the quick recovery of those injured. Shame on the corrupt mullah regime that plunders and spends on repression by the billions but leaves roads unattended.