Tehran (IP) -Two Iranian journalists were killed and 21 others were injured on Wednesday when a bus carrying journalists overturned and crashed in northwest Iran.

Iran PressIran news: The two deceased journalists have been identified as Reyhaneh Yasini from the official IRNA news agency and Mahshad Karimi from the semi-official ISNA news agency, IRNA reported.

The bus was carrying 26 people, including 20 environmental journalists, from the capital Tehran to a village in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan for an assignment, state media reported.

Two of the injured are in critical condition and 13 of them have been hospitalized in a hospital in the city of Naghadeh in West Azerbaijan province where the bus crashed.

"The cause of this painful accident was a technical defect and the brakes of the bus carrying the journalists", state media cited Naghadeh’s police chief as saying.

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