Iraqi FM directs embassy to follow up developments of deadly car collision in Iran

Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari

Baghdad ( – Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has ordered the Iraqi Embassy in Tehran to follow up the developments of a deadly car accident, which took place in Iran Monday, leaving scores of Iraqi citizens dead and wounded.

Al-Jaafari, in a Tuesday statement, offered “deep condolences to the families of the victims” and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

He also directed the Iraqi ambassador in Tehran to exert utmost efforts to bring back bodies of the Iraqi nationals to their homeland as soon as possible, according to Alghad Press website.

A car carrying 29 Iraqis, mostly from Babylon governorate, had an accident on a road between Mashhad and Isfahan cities in Iran, leaving five dead and 19 others wounded.

The injured, mostly in critical condition, were admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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