13 dead as a Turkish passenger bus collided with a truck

Published on : Tuesday, March 13, 2018

13 dead as a Turkish passenger bus collided with a truckAt least 13 people including children and tourists were killed and 20 others were injured when a Turkish passenger bus burst into flames after colliding with a truck in northern Anatolia.

 

This passenger bus was travelling from Istanbul to the northern city of Tokat, hit the truck on a motorway in Corum province. The medical teams and fire engines rushed to the scene. Tokat Province is a most important tourism destination in Turkey.

 

The local governor’s office said that the truck was parked on the motorway hard shoulder when the bus hit. It added that an investigation had been launched into the accident. The Local Mayor Hamza Karatas said children were among the dead without providing precise details.

 

One of the injured, Emine Gungor, who was rescued from the accident with her baby, said all the passengers in the bus had been sleeping.

 

Turkey has a record of 500,000 accidents and 3,530 people killed in 2017.  In the month of January, 11th people were killed when a Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway from the capital Ankara to the western city of Bursa.

 

 

 

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