20 September 2020

5 killed, dozens injured in Istanbul bus crash

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At least five people were killed, 25 others injured Sunday after a passenger bus collided with an overpass in Istanbul. reports citing Turkish media.

The bus was arriving in Istanbul from the northern province of Karabük when it collided with an overpass in the North Marmara Highway.

The accident occurred at around 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) near the Çiftalan area of Istanbul.

The Istanbul Governorate in a statement said a large number of police and gendarmerie officers were dispatched to the scene. They were accompanied by rescue teams from 112 emergency services and Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

The statement said injured people were rushed to nearby hospitals and 10 were in critical condition, including three children.

2020.08.09 / 18:13
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