The Leader conveyed his condolences in a message issued on Sunday.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Peopple Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the tragic accident which killed a number of schoolgirls and injured some others “has caused a great sorrow to me.”
The Leader also expressed sympathy to the schoolgirls’ parents, teachers, and classmates.
The Friday night crash, which left 26 girls dead and 18 others injured, occurred when a bus overturned at a road in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
The students, who were from the city of Boroujen in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, were visiting the scenes of the front line of the eight-year Iraq-Iran war.
A funeral ceremony was held for the schoolgirls in Boroujen on Saturday.