The fatal accident near Gaziantep was the result of a previous traffic accident. A car veered off the road and police, firefighters, hospital staff and local media journalists rushed to the scene. They stopped immediately, as another bus collided with parked vehicles. The district governor said the dead included three firefighters, two ambulance drivers and two reporters. The Turkish government announced the opening of an investigation into the incident.
Truck crashes into crowd without braking, killing 16
In the Turkish town of Derik in Mardin province, a truck whose brakes failed to hit a group of people on Saturday evening. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told TRT news channel that 16 people had been killed in the accident. In addition, 29 people were injured, eight of them seriously. Justice ordered the opening of an investigation into the facts.
The truck, which was unable to slow down due to a technical failure, first collided with two cars near a gas station, overturned and ended up in the crowd. Amidst the ensuing chaos, another heavy vehicle collided with several pedestrians and rescue workers.
Earlier today, a similar number were killed in a pile-up on a highway near Gaziantep. Among the victims were firefighters, paramedics and two journalists. They got reports of a serious traffic accident. Arriving at the place where the car went off the road, not long after, a bus entered, among other things, the emergency services and their cars. And 22 people were taken to hospital with injuries.
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