Ayatollah Khamenei Expresses Condolences over Bus Crash Tragedy in Science & Research IAU

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 08:16

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has expressed condolences on the death of a number of students in Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch.

In a message on Tuesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered his condolences over the "very painful and regretful" incident.

The text of the message is as follows:

In the Name of God,

The tragic incident in which eight students were killed and a number of others were wounded is painful and regrettable.

I express my sincere condolences to the academic community of Iran and the bereaved families, and relatives of those who lost their lives. I beseech God Almighty to heal the wounded and I ask God for fortitude and reward for their bereaved relatives.

At least eight university students were killed and over 20 wounded after a bus went out of control and rolled over in the north of Tehran. It tragedy occurred after the bus driver suffered a heart attack behind the wheel.

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