Turkish bus accident: 21 dead and counting

21 people and possibly more were killed on Thursday during a bus accident in the Anatolian city of Kayseri in central Turkey.

Turkish bus accident: 21 dead and counting

21 people and possibly more were killed on Thursday during a bus accident in the Anatolian city of Kayseri in central Turkey.

The bus tipped over after sliding on an icy road in a town in the Kayseri province, governor Orhan Duzgun told Turkish television.

Some of the passengers died when they jumped out of the vehicle’s windows. Duzgun also said that the death toll could rise as two passengers were seriously injured.

The majority of the bodies of the deceased were removed from under the overturned bus.

Expressing worries that the death toll may rise, Provincial Health Director Dr. Ahmet Oksuzkaya said that many ambulances from Pinarbasi town and Kayseri’s city center were dispatched to the accident scene.
There is no information about how the accident occurred as of yet.

Kayseri Governor Orhan Duzgun told an AA correspondent, “We feel deep sorrow due to the accident. May the deceased rest in peace.”

At least 5,000 people are killed in traffic accidents annually in Turkey.
Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving.

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