Passersby crowd around to snap photos of accident victim
ZONGULDAK - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA 65-year-old woman was crushed to death by a construction truck earlier today in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, but the bystanders who stopped to snap a photo of the body were the ones that made it into the headlines.
News outlets quickly picked up on the photos captured minutes after the accident, showing people stopping by and kneeling in front of the truck to get a better photo of the crushed body of Hamide Elmas.
Elmas was trying to cross the street when a truck ran over her, killing her at the scene. Police covered the body with newspapers, but bystanders gathering around the vehicle tried to snap a photo of the body.
Once the initial police investigation was over, Elmas' body was moved to the Zonguldak Atatürk State Hospital morgue.
The driver was taken into custody, and investigations are continuing on the matter.