Several journalists who reached the spot along with the rescue workers were also hit.
The people who were fighting earlier were hit by another bus.
At one place the truck crushed the people trying to escape
Istanbul. At least 32 people were killed in two separate road accidents in southeastern Turkey on Saturday. Davut Gul, governor of the southeastern province of Gaziantep, said another bus came from behind when emergency rescuers rushed to the scene to help people after a bus crashed. In the grip of this, many journalists who reached the spot along with the rescue workers also came. Sixteen people died in this accident. While 20 others were injured and treated.
According to a report by the news agency Reuters, Gul said at the road accident site east of Gaziantep that ‘a passenger bus had an accident here this morning. While fire brigade, medical teams and other aides were engaged in rescue work at the crash site, another bus crashed 200 meters behind. The second bus slid at the accident spot and hit the first and those who were trying to rescue the injured.
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In another accident, a truck hit a log in the Derrick district of Mardin area where rescue workers were working after the accident. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said sixteen people were killed and 29 others were injured, eight of them in critical condition, in the incident in Mardin.
Tags: road accidents, turkey
First Published: 21 August 2022, 06:41 IST