Iranian Majlis committee to question education minister over student deaths in bus crash
Education Minister Hamid Reza Haji Babaii has been asked to attend the Majlis Education and Research Committee on Sunday (today) to explain about student tours and the death of 26 schoolgirls in a bus crash in southwest Iran on Friday evening, MP Mohammad Mahdi Zahedi, chairman of the Majlis Education and Research Committee, said on Saturday, Mehr reported.
The bus carrying schoolgirls overturned on the Izeh-Lordegan road, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Tehran. 19 students were also injured in the accident.
According to police accounts, the driver lost control of the bus because of high speed in rainy weather.