Six family members die in tragic crash
ERZURUM – Anadolu Agency
Cihan PhotoAt least six members of the same family have been killed after their car plunged into a roadside river in Turkey’s eastern Erzurum province.
According to the Turkish gendarmerie, the accident took place when the driver, identified as Muhammer Acabay, lost control of the vehicle late July 15 near the Beypınar neighborhood of the Aziziye district in Erzurum.
All six victims, including three children, became stuck as the car turned over in the water after it rolled into the Karasu River.
They were traveling in the Erzurum-bound car to gather with relatives for Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
The local gendarmerie and rescue teams recovered the bodies from the capsized car and transferred them to the mortuary of the Erzurum Training and Research Hospital for autopsy.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.