10/22/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)
U.S. – A recent car crash in central Iran resulted in the deaths of twenty individuals who were illegal Afghan migrants. The Associated Press reported that the crash also injured 10 others.
Reports say that the crash involved a car, truck, and a minivan and occurred on the road that links Tehran to the city of Qom, which is located approximately 85 miles south of it.
According to the AP “State TV quotes Mohammad Hossein Hamidi, Iran's chief of road police, as saying the victims were Afghan migrants who illegally crossed the border into Iran. It did not say what caused the crash.”
As noted in the report Iran’s traffic safety record is regarded as one of the world’s worst. Over 400,000 crashes and almost 18,000 fatalities result each year. The number is escalated by vehicle safety problems, a broad scale disregard of traffic laws, and insufficient emergency service support.
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