Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people

Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people
Medics and rescue workers stand at the scene after a tourist bus crashed near the southwestern holiday town of Marmaris, Turkey, on Saturday. (REUTERS)
Updated 14 May 2017

Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people

Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people

ISTANBUL: A tour bus tipped over Saturday on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said.
The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus’s braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determine the exact cause.
Cicek said the bus flipped over on a bend in the road and fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to Marmaris, a popular tourist destination.
He said 10 people remain in critical condition and all the passengers were Turkish.
The deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency that most of those killed were women.
Anadolu said the bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother’s Day event.