At least 32 people were killed and dozens injured in two separate road accidents in southeastern Turkey on August 20.
Hurriyet writes about it, “European Truth” reports.
As a result of the first accident involving a bus and an ambulance in Gaziantep province, 16 people died and another 21 were injured.
Governor Davut Gul said that “a bus, a rescue team and an ambulance” were involved in the accident on the road between the provincial capital Gaziantep and Nizip. The DHA news agency reported that the passenger bus crashed into an ambulance, a fire engine and a car carrying journalists at the scene of the earlier accident.
“Among the dead are three firefighters, two rescuers and two journalists,” said the governor of Gaziantep.
The photos show that the back of the ambulance is torn off and metal debris is scattered around it.
A second accident killed at least 16 people after a truck driver plowed into pedestrians in the city about 200 kilometers to the east, the health minister said.
The accident in Derica in Mardin province “occurred after the brakes of a truck that ran into a crowd failed,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.
According to him, another 29 people were injured, eight of them seriously.
Local media reported that shortly before, a three-car accident had occurred at the same location, and rescuers were already on the scene when the truck crashed into the crowd.