43 workers injured after bus collides with trucking rig in Turkey’s Adana

43 workers injured after bus collides with trucking rig in Turkey’s Adana

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43 workers injured after bus collides with trucking rig in Turkey’s Adana

Some 43 people were injured late on Dec. 16 when a bus carrying workers collided with a trucking rig in the southern province of Adana, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The bus carrying dozens of agricultural workers collided with a trucking rig in the Yüreğir district of Adana at around 10 p.m. After the collision a small explosion reportedly occured and a fire erupted, spreading through the trucking rig.

Ambulances and police teams were immediately dispatched to the scene and those injured were transferred to nearby hospitals.

After visiting the workers at hospital, Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtaş said none of them were in a critical condition.

Police have reportedly detained the driver of the trucking rig and his proceedings at the police headquarters are reportedly ongoing.

City surveillance footage of the accident has emerged, in which three people can be seen trying to extinguish the fire with fire tubes and other workers inside the bus can be seen trying to flee the vehicle.

Turkey, Adana, Accident