0749 GMT March 20, 2019
A bus overturned on the campus of a university in Tehran on Tuesday, claiming the lives of nine students and injuring more than two dozen others.
The wounded students, some of them in critical condition, were taken to hospitals across the capital, IRNA reported.
Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the tragic incident which happened at the Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University in northwestern Tehran.
Spokesman for the Fire Department of Tehran said the crash occurred at 0852 GMT (12:22 p.m. local time).
The university is located on mountainous areas with steep slopes.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message expressed condolences to the victims’ families.