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14-year-old Indian girl killed, 19 Indians injured in accident in Iran

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 14-year-old Indian girl was killed and 19 Indians were injured when their bus met with an accident in Iran, Swaraj said today.

Twenty Indian pilgrims were heading to the city of Qom, considered holy in Shia Islam, last night when the accident.

"I have got the report from in Tehran. A bus carrying 20 Indian pilgrims on way to met with an accident last night. Unfortunately, we lost Ms. aged 14 years because of head injuries," Swaraj tweeted.

Another national named is in the ICU, while 18 Indians were discharged after first aid, she said.

"Our mission staff is in the hospital to provide any assistance," Swaraj said.

is the site of the shrine of sister of Rida, the eighth Shi'ite Imam.

The city is a significant destination of pilgrimage.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:30 IST