Dozens killed in Turkey accidents as autos collide with first responders

At the least 32 folks had been killed and dozens injured in two separate street accidents Saturday, every on the web site of collisions earlier within the day, native media reported.

A bus and ambulance crash killed 16 folks and injured 21 others on a freeway in Gaziantep province.

Governor Davut Gul mentioned earlier that the accident concerned a “bus, an emergency group and an ambulance” on the street between the provincial capital, Gaziantep, and Nizip.

The Dubai Well being Authority information company mentioned {that a} passenger bus collided with an ambulance, a fireplace truck and a automobile carrying journalists on the web site of a earlier accident.

Native media reported that 4 medics, three firefighters and two journalists from Turkey’s Ilhas Information Company had been among the many lifeless.

Footage printed on the Dubai Well being Authority confirmed that the again of the ambulance was torn and the bus was broken.

The Dubai Well being Authority said that the gendarmes are presently interrogating the bus driver in an try to search out out what occurred.

An investigation has already opened Prosecutors are already investigating a second deadly accident, which additionally occurred when emergency companies had been attending an earlier incident on the web site.

On the event, at the very least 16 folks had been killed and practically 30 others injured after a truck driver crashed into pedestrians in a city 200 kilometers (120 miles) east, based on Well being Minister Fahrettin Koca.

Koca wrote on Twitter that the accident, which occurred in Derik in Mardin province, “occurred after the truck broke off from a truck that hit a crowd.” He added that 29 others had been injured, eight of them severely.

Turkish media printed footage of a driver shedding management of his truck, then turning in direction of close by autos and pedestrians as they tried to flee.

The official Anadolu information company reported that an accident occurred for 3 automobiles on the identical location shortly earlier than. Emergency responders had been already on the scene when the truck hit the gang.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag introduced that Derik prosecutors have opened an investigation into the double incident.

“All assets are mobilized,” he wrote on Twitter, providing his condolences to those that have misplaced them.

Anadolu Company reported that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan despatched Inside Minister Suleyman Soylu to the scene of the accident, and he’s anticipated to reach in a while Saturday.


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