Traffic collision in Turkey kills 11, injures 27

Iran Materials 6 December 2006 18:24 (UTC +04:00)

(cihan) - A truck loaded with tomatoes collided into a passenger bus and another truck in southwestern Turkish province of Burdur, leaving 11 people dead and 27 others injured.

The traffic collision occurred late on Tuesday on the road to Burdur from Antalya when a truck crashed into a passenger coach and later into another truck, both coming from the opposite direction.

Eleven people traveling in the bus lost their lives while 27 others were injured.

Burdur Governor Rasih Ozbek said that three of the injured were in critical condition. He added that the accident took place due to slippery road, reports Trend.

Eight of those who lost their lives in the collision have been identified while three others could not since they were unrecognizable because of the severity of the crash.

Turkey has one of the highest percentages of road accidents in the world - followed by Japan, England and Germany. Last year 3200 were killed in traffic accidents across Turkey.