WATCH: Casualties caused by bus collision spark protests at Iranian university

Local media reported that security forces were deployed in the arena of the Science and Research college. (Supplied)

Hundreds of students of the Islamic Free University in Tehran demonstrated on Saturday to protest the killing of 10 students in a bus accident.

Local media reported that security forces were deployed in the arena of the Science and Research college.

They also pointed out that the students shouted slogans against the adviser of the Iranian leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, and called for his prosecution due to his failure to run the university.

A meeting was scheduled to be held today at the university to discuss the bus accident within the campus, but was postponed due to the demonstrations.

The accident occurred last Tuesday when a bus carrying 30 students and a driver at the Islamic Free University deflected on the slopes of al-Barz mountains northwest of Tehran, leading to its collision with a concrete pillar, AFP quoted Iranian media as saying.

The university attributed the cause of the accident to the bus driver's heart attack, which was opposed by a large number of students and social media users, who are saying that what caused the accident are the old buses and the lack of road maintenance.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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