17 migrants killed in minibus crash in Turkey’s east
IĞDIR – Anadolu Agency
Speaking to state-run Anadolu Agency, deputy provincial health director Taner Başaran said 50 people were in the vehicle, of which the passenger capacity was only 14.
However, it was later learned that the vehicle was carrying more than 50 people.
Stating that the driver was also among those killed, Ünlü expressed sadness over the accident.
Gendarmerie forces, a fire brigade squad, disaster and emergency management teams and medical teams rushed to the scene soon after the incident.
The injured, including some in serious condition, were taken to the Iğdır State Hospital, while the fire was extinguished by the firefighters.