Tragic Bus Accident Leaves 10 Dead and 39 Injured

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.27 - 2024 8:29 AM CET

A tragic road accident involving a passenger bus traveling from Diyarbakır to Istanbul has resulted in 10 fatalities and 39 injuries.

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A large-scale road accident in Turkey involving a passenger bus has left 10 people dead and 39 others injured. The bus, which was en route from Diyarbakır to Istanbul, collided with two cars and a truck in the Yenice Mahallesi district of Tarsus, located in Mersin province.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkey, Ali Yerlikaya, announced the details of the accident on X (Twitter), stating that the collision occurred on a highway in the Yenice Mahallesi district.

The severity of the crash resulted in casualties, with emergency services responding promptly to the scene.

Minister Yerlikaya expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

The Turkish authorities have launched an investigation into the accident to determine the cause and prevent future occurrences.

Recent Similar Incidents

This accident follows several other recent road incidents in Europe.

Late Friday, a Czech bus collided with a truck carrying cylinders of liquid hydrogen in southeastern Austria.

Additionally, at the end of March, two Ukrainian women were injured in a bus accident in Germany, and in Poland, an 18-year-old Ukrainian citizen died in a road accident while fleeing from the police.

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