A pickup with illegal migrants inside crashed into a truck in southeastern Iran, claiming the lives of at least 11 people.
'The collision occurred at 16:10 pm local time Sunday, on Khash-Iranshahr road,' Road Traffic Police Chief in northern Sistan-Baluchestan Province Colonel Kashvad Behrouzizadeh told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
The pickup driver is blamed for the fatal crash, that also left 7 people injured, the officer said.
The southeastern province bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan has always been a destination for gangs, smuggling people, illegal drugs and fuel.
Numerous similar tragic incidents have taken place on Sistan-Baluchestan roads, particularly in Saravan, Iranshahr, Khash and Zahedan, with the drivers carrying illegal migrants or smuggled fuel blamed.