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The driver of a military bus involved in an attack in Foca last week saved multiple lives by immediately bringing the vehicle he was driving to a halt, daily Hurriyet reported.

The bus was on the way toward the scene of the first explosion in Foca, which killed one and wounded two others. According to reports, the bus may have tumbled over a nearby cliff if Hasan Furkan Ozmen had not reacted as quickly as he had.

Authorities stated they "did not know yet how he had [stopped the car]" but the act itself was "extremely heroic."
Ozmen in ciritical condition

Ozmen's health, however, is currently in critical condition.

Ozmen's heart reportedly stopped twice as he was being transferred to the hospital. His brain has also been severely damaged.

Ozmen remains in the hospital in critical condition.
One Turkish soldier was killed and 11 were injured Aug. 9, when a landmine allegedly planted by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) exploded as a military bus passed by on a road in the Foça district of İzmir.


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john albay

8/12/2012 12:41:36 PM

Well done ozmen you are a hero and I hope you will soon regain your health and life. The evil cowards of the pkk must be destroyed so we can all live in peace.

MacNamara Bakero

8/11/2012 5:21:29 PM

This information and this act of selfless heroism should be transmitted all over the world, especially in he west, in Europe and In all the Americas...in the US there's no knowledge of the plight of Turkey's soldiers...and now that PKK terrorists are attacking soft targets in the Aegean region, this must be told, not to scare away possible tourists, but to gain moral, diplomatic and international military support...thank you Mrs. Clinton, for mentioning the PKK terrorists in your statement today
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