12 South Asian migrants killed in bus crash in Turkey

At least 12 people were killed and 26 wounded in Turkey when a bus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants crashed early on Sunday, media reports said

Jul 11, 2021
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Bus crash in Turkey

At least 12 people were killed and 26 wounded in Turkey when a bus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants crashed early on Sunday, media reports said. 

The incident occurred in the eastern city of Muradiye in Van province near the Turkish-Iran border, Reuters reported. The bus caught fire after it crashed into a ditch, the report added.

For migrants crossing into Europe, Turkey remains a key transit point. Most migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran cross into Turkey on foot. 

 Local authorities have arrested the driver of the bus. 

(SAM) 

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