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Rider dies in bus leap

Published: 26 August 2005

Updated: 19 November 2014

An attempt to break the world record for jumping over buses on a bike ended in tragedy in Tehran, Iran when rider Javad Palizbanian crashed to his death.

Reports on The Guardian’s website say the Iranian stunt rider hit the unlucky 13th bus in an attempt on Saturday. He was trying to clear 22.

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