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11 Confirmed Dead in Bus, Oil-Tanker Collision in Iran
At least 11 people were killed and several others sustained severe injuries when an oil tanker collided with a passenger bus in the city of Sanandaj, in Iran's Kurdistan province, on Wednesday. According to Kurdistan Road Police, the incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday on an inter-city highway. One of the two bus drivers, who survived the incident, said that the bus had stopped to pick up passengers behind a pickup truck, when suddenly an oil tanker rammed into the bus from behind and both burst into flames. Police are yet to announce the exact number of victims, but some local sources have claimed the figures could be higher. Kurdistan province has declared three days of public mourning for the deceased.