VIDEO: 13 killed, one wounded in car crash in central Turkey
NİĞDE - Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoA major car crash in the Central Anatolian province of Niğde has killed at least 13 people and injured one, the Turkish police have stated.
A car and a light commercial vehicle were involved in a collision in the early hours of Sept. 25 on the Aksaray-Adana highway, near the Bor district of Niğde.
Eleven people died at the scene.
Three injured people were rushed to a hospital in Niğde for treatment, but two could not be saved.
No official statement has been issued about the cause of the crash.
In the past Turkey saw many deaths due to car accidents, especially during times of religious holidays, and this year’s Feast of Sacrifice holiday has been no different.
Thought the religious holiday is officially from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, the government gave all state institutions the week off and also postponed the start of the school year by two weeks, set to start on Sept. 28.
Thus, in the first six days of the nine-day holiday, from Sept. 19 to Sept. 24, a total of 73 people died in car accidents across the country, while 389 people were injured.
A total of 13 people died on the first day, while this number increased to 21 on the second day, which marked the deadliest day of the holiday season.