Pres. Rouhani urges provincial officials to follow up bus crash case

TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) – President Rouhani issued a decree on Wednesday tasking provincial officials to investigate the cause of the bus crash and take case of the bereaved families.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a decree on Wednesday, ordering the local and provincial officials of Kurdistan Province and Sanandaj city to investigate the cause of deadly accident of early hours of Wednesday in western Iran.

In a tragic collision of a bus with an oil tanker early on Wednesday a big fire sparked and claimed the lives of 11 and injured 7 others.

Also offering sympathies and condolences over the cataclysmic accident, the Iranian president tasked officials to take care of the problems of the bereaved families and those who have been injured to alleviate the pain and suffering of the affected people.

Here comes the full text of President Rouhani’s decree and his message of condolences:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

"We are all from Allah and to Him we shall return"

The tragic, terrible accident in Sanandaj passenger terminal that left a number of our fellow Iranians in Kurdistan dead and injured caused great grief and sorrow.

Currently, it is imperative that local officials, particularly the honorable Governor General of Kurdistan province as the representative of the government, look closely into the accident and find its causes in a serious attempt and support the bereaved families.

I hereby offer my condolences to the people of Kurdistan province and the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident and ask the Almighty mercy and rewards for them, patience for their families and swift recovery for the injured.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

YNG/4344152

News Code 135608

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