27 killed in Iran bus accident
( AFP ) - Twenty-seven people were killed when a bus overturned in southern Iran, state television reported on Tuesday, the latest crash on the country's hazardous roads.
The accident, which occurred on Monday evening in the province of Khuzestan, also left 15 people injured.
Since the start of the Iranian new year holidays last Thursday and the increase in traffic as Iranians take to the roads, there have been reports of scores of fatal accidents.
In the first three days of the holidays alone, 70 people were killed in road accidents throughout the country, the official news agency IRNA quoted deputy traffic police chief Hadi Hashemi as saying on Saturday.
Iran's roads are among the most dangerous in the world. At least 100,000 people in the country of 70 million have died in road accidents over the past five years.