Turkey: Icy roads claim seven more lives

Second fatal road smash in two days sees overturned bus struck by oncoming vehicle

Hale Türkeş   | 05.01.2016
Turkey: Icy roads claim seven more lives


KONYA, Turkey

The death toll from two deadly traffic accidents in central Turkey has risen to seven, local sources said on Tuesday.

At least five people were killed and 25 others injured when a passenger bus crashed into another overturned vehicle on an icy highway in central Konya province early Tuesday morning, according to initial reports.

One of the buses was travelling from the central town of Eregli to the southern Adana province when the driver lost control at the 15-kilometer mark on the two-lane Eregli-Adana Highway.

The bus then crashed into a traffic island, ploughed into the other lane and turned over, before being hit by another bus travelling in the opposite direction.

The injured have been taken to hospital.

In another nearby accident, a truck also lost control and overturned. No casualties were reported in that accident.

Separately, a driver was seriously wounded and later died at the hospital after he lost control of his van on an icy road in Konya's central district of Meram Tuesday. 

On Monday, eight people were killed and 26 others were injured in a bus accident triggered by heavy snow near the town of Kaman in central Kirsehir province.

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