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10 dead, 39 injured in southern Turkiye highway collision

The bus, travelling to Istanbul from Diyarbakir, crashed into a transport truck and two other vehicles

By Reuters
May 27, 2024
Rescuers work at the site of a highway accident in Mersin province, southern Türkiye on May 26, 2024. — Xinhua
Rescuers work at the site of a highway accident in Mersin province, southern Türkiye on May 26, 2024. — Xinhua

ISTANBUL: 10 people died and 39 others were injured in southern Turkiye on Sunday when an intercity bus collided with three other vehicles on a main highway, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said.

The bus, travelling to Istanbul from Diyarbakir, crashed into a transport truck and two other vehicles in the Tarsus district near the Mediterranean city of Mersin, he said on social media platform X.