Jan 20 2018

11 killed, 46 injured in a Turkey bus crash

A bus carrying families on a skiing trip crashed into trees near northwestern Turkish province of Eskişehir, killing 11 and injuring 46.

The bus was travelling from the capital Ankara to the Uludağ skiing resort near the city of Bursa during Turkey’s school holiday, BBC reported.

Özdemir Çakacak, the governor of Eskişehir said the cause of the accident is unknown, but the road was not wet or frozen, BBC quoted him as saying. The drivers of the bus, who were slightly injured, have been arrested, it said.

Turkey has a poor track record in road safety, Turkish Statistical Institute data shows.

More than a million traffic accidents occurred in 2015 and 2016, some 20 percent of them caused death or injury. More than 7,000 persons are killed in traffic accidents each year.