Reuters: A bus carrying pilgrims across northern Iran rolled over on Saturday, killing 23 people and wounding 14, state television said.
The bus was heading towards the holy city of Mashhad in northeast Iran where many of those on board were planning to visit a Shi'ite Muslim shrine. Reuters

TEHRAN - A bus carrying pilgrims across northern Iran rolled over on Saturday, killing 23 people and wounding 14, state television said.

The bus was heading towards the holy city of Mashhad in northeast Iran where many of those on board were planning to visit a Shi'ite Muslim shrine.

"The accident was caused by the exhaustion of the driver," television reported.

Iran has one of the highest road accident rates in the world, averaging five deaths every two hours.

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