One soldier killed, 10 people injured as prisoner transfer vehicle overturns in Central Anatolia
YOZGAT – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoOne soldier has been killed while 10 people, including six soldiers, have been injured as a prisoner transfer vehicle overturned on a frosty road in Central Anatolian Yozgat province.
The accident took place at around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 near the province’s Akdağmadeni district on the Sivas-Yozgat highway, stretching towards the east of Central Anatolia. Reports indicated the vehicle, which belonged to the Balıkesir Correctional Facility, was returning to Yozgat after transferring convicts to prisons in Rize and Sivas.
The driver, identified as Mehmet Kara, 37, lost control of the vehicle due to heavy snowfall and frost, leading the minibus to topple down into the median.
A sergeant, whose identity was not disclosed, died instantly at the scene of the accident while six soldiers, two convicts and two correctional officers sustained injuries. They were brought to surrounding hospitals in Akdağmadeni and the Sorgun district for treatment.