Bus crash kills six, injures 25 in central Turkey

Fatal bus accident causes death of six people and injures 25 other passengers in Turkey’s central province of Konya due to inclement weather

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

The crashed bus was shown on its way to Adana in Turkey’s central province of Konya on Jan. 5, 2016

At least six people have been killed and 25 others injured when a passenger bus in central Turkey crashed into an overturned vehicle.

The accident took place on an icy highway in the central Anatolian province of Konya early on Tuesday morning, local sources said.

According to initial reports, one of the buses was travelling from the central town of Eregli to the southern province of Adana when the driver lost control at the 15-kilometre mark on the two-lane Eregli-Adana highway.

The bus then crashed into a traffic island, ploughed into the other lane and flipped over, before being hit by another bus travelling in the opposite direction.

The injured passengers have been taken to a nearby hospital and five of them reportedly have heavy injuries.

In a nearby incident, a truck also lost control and overturned. No casualties were reported in that accident.

Separately, a driver was also seriously wounded and later died at the hospital after he lost control of his van on an icy road in Konya's central district of Meram on Tuesday.  

On Monday, eight people were killed and 26 were injured in another bus accident triggered by heavy snow near the district of Kaman in central Kirsehir province.

TRTWorld, AA