At least 32 people died in two serious traffic accidents in Turkey – World – News

At least 16 people were killed and 29 injured in a road accident in the Turkish city of Derik, Mardin province, when a truck plowed into a group of pedestrians after its brakes failed.


Emergency services at the scene of a mass traffic accident in the Turkish province of Gaziantep.

Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced this on Twitter. This was the second serious accident in Turkey during Saturday, AFP reports.

Koca explained that eight of the injured are in critical condition. Turkish media released footage of the driver, who lost control of the vehicle and began speeding towards other cars and pedestrians trying to escape.

The accident occurred roughly 300 kilometers east of the tragic multi-vehicle crash that took place just hours earlier on the Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep highway in southern Turkey near the border with Syria. 16 people were killed and another 21 were injured. Both incidents claimed at least 32 lives.

As for the first accident in Gaziantep province, the victims of the mass accident included three firefighters, two paramedics and two journalists from the Ihlas news agency. Emergency services first intervened in the accident of a minibus, which occurred in the morning on the highway between the center of Gaziantep and the Nizip district. Subsequently, a bus ran into the parked vehicles of the emergency services near the scene of the accident.

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