25 Iraqi Tourists Killed in Iran Bus Crash

25 Iraqi Tourists Killed in Iran Bus Crash
Wed Jun 3, 2015 16:49:12

Twenty-five Iraqi tourists were killed and 16 injured when their bus plunged off a cliff in Iran's northern mountains on Tuesday.

A brake defect caused the driver to lose control, sending the bus crashing 200 metres (650 feet) down into a river in the Alborz mountain range.

Authorities were still searching for one body, which might have been carried away by the river, a provincial crisis response official was quoted as saying.

The Iraqis were on their way to a Caspian Sea resort.

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