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At Least 12 Killed as Bus Carrying Migrants Crashes in Turkey

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The crash occurred in Van province’s Muradiye district close to the Turkish border with Iran.

  • Reuters Ankara
  • Last Updated:July 11, 2021, 15:35 IST
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A bus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants crashed in japanese Turkey early on Sunday, killing not less than 12 folks and injuring 26 others, native authorities mentioned.

The crash occurred in Van province’s Muradiye district close to the Turkish border with Iran, the place the automobile caught fireplace after tumbling right into a ditch, two native sources with info on the matter informed Reuters.

The identities of these killed within the accident weren’t instantly clear, each sources mentioned, including that the proprietor of the bus had been detained.

Turkey has been a key transit level for migrants aiming to cross into Europe. Migrants, largely from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, usually cross the Iranian border into Turkey on foot earlier than being ferried west to cities corresponding to Istanbul and Ankara.

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