Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013

15 Afghans die in fiery Iran crash

A pickup truck smuggling fuel crashed into a car carrying 15 Afghans in southeastern Iran yesterday, bursting into flames and killing all on board as well as three Iranians, media reported.
The Mehr news agency said the crash took place in Kerman province on a transit route for Afghans illegally crossing the border in the hope of finding work in the Islamic republic.
Nearly a million Afghans live in Iran illegally, according to official figures released in 2012.