65 people killed, 489 wounded in traffic accidents across Turkey during three-day Eid al-Fitr
AA photoSome 65 people were killed and 489 were injured across Turkey during three-daily Eid al-Fitr holiday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 27.
On June 27, the third day of the holiday, large numbers of vacationers and people who had visited their relatives across Turkey started returning home at around noon, bringing traffic to a standstill in many areas, including a number of entrance points to Istanbul.
On June 27 alone there were 13 deaths and 155 injuries.
One of the deadly accidents occurred in the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale, when two vehicles collided on Alparslan Türkeş Boulevard. Three people succumbed to their injuries while others passengers were taken to hospital.
One mother and her three-month-old baby were killed in a traffic accident in the Marmara province of Bursa, after a vehicle driven by the 29-year-old father overturned in the Karasu neighborhood. The 26-year-old mother and her son succumbed to their injuries after being rushed to hospital for treatment.
One police officer was killed after losing control of his motorcycle in Bursa’s Gemlik district on the the İzmir-Istanbul highway.
One person was killed in a traffic accident in the northern province of Tokat, while another deadly accident killed one person in Istanbul after an unidentified driver crashed into a pedestrian trying to cross the road in Istanbul’s Yenikapı neighborhood on the European side exit of the Eurasia Tunnel.
The highest number of injured people was in the southeastern province of Adıyaman, where there were five traffic accidents and 38 people wounded over the course of the holiday.