At least 15 people were killed in a bus accident in Turkey. There are 17 injured. The accident happened on Sunday morning.
Istanbul – 15 people were killed in a bus accident in Balikesir, western Turkey. 17 injured are being treated in surrounding hospitals, the provincial governor of the state news agency Anadolu said on Sunday. The accident occurred early in the morning. The governor of Balikesir confirmed the accident via Twitter. The bus accident occurred around 4:40 a.m., it says there.
Fatal bus accident in Turkey: driver among the fatalities
The broadcaster TRT reported that the coach had drifted off the road and rolled over. TV pictures showed the damaged bus in a meadow off the road. Rescue workers recovered the bodies. The cause of the accident was initially unclear. The two drivers of the bus are said to have been among the fatalities.
Bus accident in Turkey: 40 meters of skid mark on the road
As the Turkish daily Akşam reports, the first results of the investigation of the accident site are available. A skid mark of 40 meters was determined after the bus had entered a curve at kilometer 95. (dpa / ml)
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