Minibus carrying Ukrainian tourists overturns in Turkey’s Muğla, 17 wounded
Some 17 people were wounded on May 18 when a minibus carrying Ukrainian tourists overturned in the Aegean province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The minibus driven by Tuncay Güngör overturned in the Yaylasöğüt region on the Muğla-Denizli motorway.
A number of ambulances and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the scene and the traffic was temporarily provided from the single lane.
A total of 16 Ukrainian tourists and one tour guide was injured in the accident, the agency reported.
The injured were taken to hospitals in the province and reported to be in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Muğla Governor’s Office said in a statement that the tourist group was heading to Denizli from the Aegean resort of Bodrum and the cause of the accident was slippery road.
It said 10 of the wounded received outpatient care while Güngör, who was in a stable condition, stayed at the scene.
The wounded were identified as İlhami Geçit, Lana Dubauyk, Alla Tarasiu, Volodymyr Trasuk, Anna Osypenko, Vita Parfenovych, Halina Frolova, Alisa İsimsiz, İevgeniia Lapchuk, Fred Sdorilovys, Andrii Prodtsenko, Olegsdr Shevchenko, Alfied Stanilosvsky, Petro Patychuk, Svitlana Patychuk, Mykhalo Patychuk and Katia Karpenko.
The accident comes days after a deadly crash in the Mediterranean resort of Marmaris claimed 24 lives.
A minibus carrying passengers from the Aegean province of İzmir to Marmaris for a one-day Mother’s Day event veered off a cliff on May 13, killing 24 people and wounding another 11.