33 undocumented migrants injured in road accident in Turkey’s Ağrı
Some 33 undocumented migrants were injured in eastern Turkey’s Ağrı province late on Jan. 22 when the van carrying them had an accident. The accident occurred when the van tipped over between the Doğubeyazıt district and Ağrı’s city center, located near the Iranian border, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
One pregnant women and 10 children were among the injured. The van was carrying 51 passengers, about three times its capacity. Two of the migrants were said to have been severely injured by the accident.
Some 17 of the injured migrants were taken to the Ağrı State Hospital, 15 to a private hospital, and the pregnant woman to the Ağrı Maternity and Children’s Hospital.
The other 18 undocumented migrants and the driver were taken into police custody, following a health check-up.