86 people killed in crashes across Turkey during Eid
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The death toll in traffic accidents over the four-day Eid al-Fitr holiday hit 62 people, while 251 people were injured across Turkey. DHA PhotoThe death toll in traffic accidents over the four-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, or Ramadan Bayram, hit 86 people, while 4,711 people were injured across Turkey.
According to figures collected from Directorate General of Security, on the first day of Eid, Aug. 8, 12 people were killed in traffic accidents, 25 died on the second day and 28 more were killed on the last day of Eid, on Aug. 10. The toll reached 86 with the addition of traffic accidents on Aug. 11, the day when most people hitting the road for holidays were on their way back.
The number was still 10 percent less than the figures of 2010, the last time that the religious feast was marked with a five-day holiday.
Four people, including two babies, were killed in an accident in Yozgat’s Yerköy district Aug. 8. In another incident, 27 people on a bus were wounded in Bilecik’s Bozüyük district. Aug. 9 five people were killed and seven others were injured in İzmir’s Urla district when two cars hit each other.
Ten people were also injured in an accident in Malatya’s Darende district.
Six people were killed in an accident on a highway between Korkuteli and Elmalı in Antalya that also injured five others.
Five people were also killed in an accident in Bursa’s Mustafakemalpaşa district, while 19 others hospitalized. Meanwhile, three people were killed and two others were injured in an accident in Kastamonu Aug. 10.
On the last day of the holiday, Aug. 11, when families flocked to the roads to return to their home cities, six people were killed in the southern province of Antalya’s Korkuteli district and 38 others injured.