Bus crash kills at least 8 students in Tehran

TEHRAN, Dec. 25 (MNA) – At least 8 university students are reported to have been killed and many more injured including the bus driver, after the bus went out of control and rolled over due to reportedly faulty brakes.

The spokesman for Iran Emergency Center Mojtaba Khaledi told Mehr News Agency (MNA) that a bus carrying academy students in the north of the Iranian capital of Tehran rolled over, adding that 8 students are reported to have been killed so far while 28 others, including the driver, are reported to have been injured.

According to the spokesman for Tehran Fire Department Jalal Maleki, the bus belonged to the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch and rolled over after the driver lost control as a result of the heart attack around lunchtime today.

Maleki added that rescue teams and paramedics were dispatched to the scene immediately after the incident was reported to the emergency center.

Three of the injured are reported to be in critical condition.

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