At least 26 people were killed and 18 others injured after a truck smashed into a bus Sunday in western Iran, state-run television reported.
The broadcast said eight of the bus passengers were killed immediately and another 18 died from serious injuries at a local hospital.
The passengers were returning to their homes in the central Iranian city of Isfahan from a pilgrimage to holy sites in neighboring Iraq, the TV said.
The bus tumbled down into a valley after the truck strayed into oncoming traffic, hitting the bus on a bridge on the highway linking Ilam to Kermanshah, about 710 kilometers southwest of Teheran, the capital.
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