Two 13-year-old students, including a girl, died of serious injuries in a school bus crash in Bashagard. Another six female university students got injured in the collision of two school buses in Yasuj.
On November 5, 2019, a SAIPA pickup overturned while carrying 29 students from Band Barik and three other villages in Bashagard, in Hormozgan Province, southern Iran.
In addition to the two 13-year-old students who lost their lives, seven students were injured and taken to nearby medical centers. (The state-run ILNA news agency – November 5, 2019)
Female students of Yasuj University were also injured in a road collision.
Yasuj University’s deputy for student and cultural affairs, announced, “Six female students of Yasuj University were injured in the collision of two university buses.” (The state-run ROKNA news agency – November 6, 2019)
More than six accidents of girls’ school transport vehicles have been reported in Iran in two weeks from October 23 to November 5.
Iranian authorities do not take any effective measure to replace old vehicles transporting Iranian students and have the roads repaired. Bad roads and old cars are the main causes of road accidents in Iran where some 50 persons die every day.
Last year in December, a bus overturned on the campus of Tehran’s Azad University Sciences and Research Branch, killing 10 including three female students.
A female midwifery student from Bonab Azad University named Damon Moludpour, lost her life at the Tabriz Hospital on January 29, 2019, due to a minibus overturn. A minibus vehicle carrying six female midwifery students.