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Turkey bus crash kills 11, wounds 46

| Updated: January 22, 2018 12:51:24


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Eleven people have been killed and 46 wounded after a bus carrying families on a skiing trip crashed into trees on a motorway in north-western Turkey, local officials said.

The bus, which was making an overnight journey from the capital, Ankara, to the western city of Bursa, crashed in the region of Eskişehir, its governor Ozdemir Çakacak told the Dogan news agency.

Roads were empty, Çakacak said.

Passengers were mainly families with children who were going to Bursa to spend upcoming half-term holidays at the nearby Uludağ ski resort, reports the Guardian.

The bus driver who was slightly injured told police that he veered toward the side of the road to avoid what he thought was a stray dog, says the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Police arrested the driver and the cause of the accident is being investigated.

 

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