67 killed, 341 injured in traffic accidents in Turkey during Eid al-Fitr
On June 14, in a total of 23 accidents, 22 lost their lives and 70 were injured.
In one accident that day, which occurred at around 9:15 p.m. in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, 46 people were injured and three others were killed when an inter-city bus lost control and tipped over.
“During the festive holiday, we will be on the roads with 8,000 gendarmerie traffic teams, 17,000 gendarmerie traffic officers, two helicopters and 37 unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV],” said Col. Şinasi Güçlü, Traffic Services Department Head of the Turkish Gendarmerie Command, on June 14.
“We will carry out the inspections and control continuously,” he told state-run Anadolu Agency during inspections in the Akhisar district of the western province of Manisa.
The number of people traveling during the holiday was estimated to be over 2.5 million.