7 workers killed in accidents on May Day

7 workers killed in accidents on May Day

ŞANLIURFA - Anadolu Agency
7 workers killed in accidents on May Day

At least five people were killed and 13 others injured on May 1 after a bus crashed into a car in southeastern Turkey, officials said.     

The crash caused it to roll over on the Birecik-Suruç highway.     

The workers on the bus were en-route to Şanlıurfa province to mark International Workers' Day also known as May Day.     

"Unfortunately, five citizens lost their lives in the accident; 13 others are receiving medical treatment," provincial Governor Abdullah Erin said.

Landslide in Kastamonu kills 2

At least two workers were also killed on May 1 in a landslide at a marble quarry in the Black Sea province of Kastamonu.

Slabs of marble and rocks fell on construction equipment at the privately owned quarry and injured the workers who later succumbed to their wounds, Kastamonu Governor Yaşar Karadeniz told Anadolu Agency.

The victims were identified as mine workers Recep Kayan and Cemal Aysan.

An investigation into the incident has been launched into the incident, looking into possible negligence , local officials said.

A worker at the quarry, Hüseyin Boz, said he did not see the incident but heard a loud voice.

“When I rushed to the scene, I saw that the rocks hit Kayan, who was in the construction vehicle, and Aysan, who was 30 meters away,” he said.

Thousands mark May Day in Turkey
Thousands mark May Day in Turkey

7 workers killed in accidents on May Day

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