At least 12 dead and 26 injured in bus accident in Turkey – World


At least 12 people died and 26 were injured in an accident with a bus carrying migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, says the newspaper Asian News.

The accident occurred in Muradiye, in Van province, near the Turkish-Iranian border. The vehicle fell into a ditch and caught fire, local sources tell the agency Reuters.

The victims’ identities are not yet known. Turkey has served as a bridge for migrants looking to cross the border into Europe. Migrants, mainly from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, regularly cross the Iranian border into Turkey on foot before being transported west to cities like Istanbul and Ankara.

Source: Correio da Manhã by www.cmjornal.pt.

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