7 killed, 73 injured in bus accidents in Turkey

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

AKSARAY – At least seven people were killed and 44 people were injured on Wednesday morning in a bus accident in Turkey's Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, stated Governor Seref Atakli.

The bus, which was heading to the Mediterranean province of Hatay from Istanbul, reportedly toppled over at around 8:25 a.m. local time, 30 kilometers before entering Aksaray province (some 700 kilometers from Istanbul), according to Atakli.

Two of the 44 injured are in serious condition and require surgery, while the other wounded suffered only minor injuries. All injured are being treated at the Aksaray State Hospital.

The bus was zigzagging down the Aksaray-Ankara highway before it toppled, according to witnesses.

According to police statements, the driver apparently lost control of the steering wheel.

Meanwhile, at least 29 people were injured in another bus accident in Turkey's northern Black Sea coast province of Samsun.

According to police, the driver lost control before the bus toppled over an unused level crossing.

All injured were taken to hospital.

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