05:43 GMT25 January 2021
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    A bus full of passengers was heading from Iran's capital, Tehran, to the city of Kerman when it collided with a fuel tanker on a road linking the town of Kashan and Natanz.

    At least 21 people have died and some 20 injured as a result of a bus collision with a fuel tanker in Iran, local media reported. The bus tipped over and exploded, with eyewitnesses claiming that diesel was leaking out of the tanker.

    "The flames started at the front of the bus as diesel from the tanker poured in," an unnamed survivor told state TV, adding that he managed to escape through a bus window.

    IRNA reported that emergency medical personnel, the Red Crescent, firefighters and police quickly arrived at the scene and helped transfer the victims to hospitals located nearby.

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