Fourteen People Killed, 18 Injured in Bus Accident in Northwestern Turkey

© AP Photo / Emrah GurelTurkey ambulance. (File)
Turkey ambulance. (File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.08.2021
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ANKARA (Sputnik) - A passenger bus has crashed in the northwestern Turkish province of Balikesir, killing 14 people and injuring 18 others, the provincial government said.
Sunday's accident took place near the provincial capital of Balikesir at 04:40 local time (01:40 GMT) when the bus lost control and overturned.
"Eleven people died on the scene, three died at hospitals. Eighteen people were injured, they were sent to five hospitals", the government said in a statement.
The causes of the tragic crash remain unclear.
This was the second large accident involving a bus in Turkey over the past two days. On Saturday, nine people were killed and 30 others were injured when a bus crashed in the country's western province of Manisa.
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