Bus accident injures 35, including 12 soldiers in Turkey
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
This photo, dated July 11, 2012, shows a bus rolled over into a creek in the eastern province of Erzurum. DHA photoA passenger bus rolled over into a creek in the capital Ankara today, injuring 35 passengers, 12 of whom were soldiers.
Bus driver Savaş Çağdaş lost control of his vehicle on the way from the northern Anatolian province of Çorum to Ankara. The bus smashed through the railings and rolled into a creek.
The wounded were pulled out from the bus by people who saw the accident. The 12 soldiers were sent to the Gülhane Military Medical School (GATA) in Ankara while the 23 other injured passengers were sent to hospitals around Ankara.
Çağdaş first fled the scene of the accident but later surrendered at a gendarmerie station in the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale.
Mahmut Akpınar, who was among the victims of the accident, said: "The bus hit the side of the bridge then rolled over into a creek. We were in water up to our waists. I don't remember the rest."