Scores injured in Turkey bus accident

Passenger bus rolls over after slipping and sliding on icy road, leaving one passenger dead and 49 others wounded.

Scores injured in Turkey bus accident
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
 A passenger bus rolled over after slipping and sliding on an icy road in the central province of Sivas, leaving one passenger dead and 49 others wounded, Turkish health officials said Tuesday. 

The bus, which was heading to the eastern Agri province from Istanbul, continued to slide on its side until it was stopped when it slammed into a water fountain on the side of the road, witnesses told The Anadolu Agency. 

Victims were transferred to area hospitals and at least four people remain in critical condition. 

The driver suffered no injuries and was taken into custody by police. 

An initial investigation said the front tires of the bus were not the right type for the winter season.

Winter tires are a requirement for all heavy vehicles in Turkey, including trucks, tow trucks, tankers and buses.     

 

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