44 killed in Iran bus crash: No Armenians among the victims

Forty-four people were killed and 39 injured in Iran when two passenger buses collided outside the capital Tehran and caught fire, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

At 11 p.m. (1830 GMT) on Monday night a bus carrying passengers from Isfahan to Tehran suffered a punctured tire, crossed a guardrail and swerved into oncoming traffic, where it hit a second bus travelling from Tehran to Yazd, highway police chief Mohammad Reza Mehmandar told the Mehr news agency.

Both buses erupted in flames after the collision, he said.

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced there are no Armenians among the victims.

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