At least 32 people were killed when vehicles crashed into first responders attending earlier accidents in southeast Turkey. Sixteen people were killed when a bus crashed into an earlier accident site in another part of the country.
“While the fire brigade, medical teams, and other colleagues responded to the accident, another bus crashed 200 meters behind. The second bus slid to this site and hit the first responders and the wounded people on the ground.”
Separately, a truck hit a site some 155 miles east in the Derik district of Mardin, where the first respondents were attending to another accident, according to footage.
Sixteen people died, and 29 others were injured due to the incident in Mardin, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that eight of the wounded were in critical condition.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- At least 32 people killed in Turkey in separate crashes at accident sites Reuters
- Bus collision at accident site leaves 15 dead in Turkey ABC News
- At least 34 killed in string of deadly crashes in Turkey CBS Evening News
- Turkey: At least 32 killed in separate crashes at accident sites Al Jazeera English