TEHRAN, (Reuters) – Fifteen people were killed on Friday when a passenger bus drove off a bridge into a river, apparently after the driver fell asleep, state television reported.
The incident took place some 35 km (20 miles) west of the capital Tehran on a highway to the city of Karaj, it said, adding that seven other people were injured.
“Police believes the driver fell asleep and lost control of the bus. Investigations continues,” state television reported.
Iran has one of the highest road accident rates in the world, blamed on poor quality roads and reckless driving.