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Bus crash leaves 16 tourists dead  Sep 09, 2008

Istanbul - Sixteen Iranian tourists were killed and 32 injured when their bus careered off a bendy road in eastern Turkey, state news agency Anatolian said on Tuesday.

The crash took place late on Monday in Agri province after the driver lost control of the bus, media reports said.

The tourists, Iranians of Armenian descent, had spent a week in eastern Turkey visiting historical sites as part of a 90-person group, Vatan newspaper reported.

The buses were heading back to the Turkey-Iran border.

Ambulances were sent to the scene and gendarme paramilitary police worked to save passengers trapped inside the bus. The injured were taken to hospitals in Van, Agri and Igdir provinces, Anatolian said.

Bus crash leaves 16 tourists dead

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