Minibus carrying migrants crashes in Turkey’s Hatay, 10 killed

Minibus carrying migrants crashes in Turkey’s Hatay, 10 killed

HATAY
Minibus carrying migrants crashes in Turkey’s Hatay, 10 killed

A minibus carrying migrants has crashed into a truck in the Altınözü district of the southern province of Hatay, killing 10 inside, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Gendarmerie teams reportedly attempted to stop the minibus carrying the migrants who had illegally crossed into the country from Syria. However, the driver reportedly did not heed the call and accelerated after panicking.

The driver ultimately lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a truck coming from the opposite direction.

Ten migrants immediately died at the scene, while another seven, including the driver, were wounded. They were rushed to hospitals.

Gendarmerie officials have launched an investigation into the accident.

Turkey, Migrants, Hatay