Turkish bus driver slams into stop, stabs people; 13 injured

Turkish bus driver slams into stop, stabs people; 13 injured
Participants run on the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge, known as the Bosphorus Bridge, which links the city's European and Asian sides, during the 41st annual Istanbul Marathon in Istanbul, Turkey, November 3, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 03 November 2019

Turkish bus driver slams into stop, stabs people; 13 injured

Turkish bus driver slams into stop, stabs people; 13 injured
  • The explosion occurred near the central town of Bandiagarabus driver was detained after he jumped into the sea to try and get away from the scene
  • The 13 injured included a man who was stabbed as he tried to prevent him from running away

ISTANBUL: Police in Istanbul say they have detained a driver who rammed his bus into a crowded stop and attacked people who tried to prevent him from escaping with a knife. At least 13 people have been injured.
A police statement said the 33-year-old bus driver was detained Sunday after he jumped into the sea to try and get away from the scene.
The 13 injured included a man who was stabbed as he tried to prevent him from running away after he drove the city bus into the stop.
Police said three Iranian nationals and two children were also among those injured.
It was not immediately clear whether the man drove the bus into the stop by accident. Police said an investigation has been launched.