News ID: 234345
Published: 0353 GMT November 16, 2018

Social Security Organization head, deputy die in car crash

Social Security Organization head, deputy die in car crash
Tasnim News Agency

Managing Director of Iran’s Social Security Organization (SSO) Taqi Nourbaksh and his deputy Abdolrahman Tajeddin died in a fatal car crash in the country’s northern province of Golestan.

The two officials were in the labor minister’s motorcade in an intercity road when a truck hit their SUV, Tasnim News Agency reported.

At least three others were wounded in the crash.

Despite the medial team’s efforts, the two officials succumbed to their injuries.

In a message of condolence on Thursday night, President Hassan Rouhani expressed deep sympathy over the passing away of the two officials.

The president paid tribute to Nourbakhsh as a committed and hardworking manager who had been serving sincerely in the administration over the past five years.

The Social Security Organization is a social insurer organization in Iran which provides coverage of wage-earners and salaried workers as well as voluntary coverage of self-employed persons.



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