Crash in Turkey’s west kills seven, five from same family
AYDIN – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoSeven Turkish people, five of them from the same family, have died in a car crash in the Aegean province of Aydın.
The seven, including five members of the Süngül family, died after their car veered off the road and plunged over a cliff in the Atyaylası area of Aydın’s Bozdoğan district at around 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.
The car slid 40 meters off the road near the Kemer Dam and was found in a destroyed state.
The relatives killed in the crash include Kayhan Süngül, 25; his father, Talip Süngül, 60; his sister Gülay Süngül, 19; his grandmother Hedem Süngül, 75, as well as her granddaughter, Gülcan Menemenli, 13.
Durmuş Ali Madran, 65, and Mehmet Ali Ülgen, 62, were also killed in the crash.
The seven were reportedly heading from the rural Konaklı neighborhood to a market in the center of Bozdoğan.
Turkey has seen a rise in the number of traffic accidents with scores of deaths and injuries having been reported across the country.
In the northwestern province of Bursa, three people, including a woman, were injured after a car slid off a road near Bursa’s Orhangazi district late Nov. 23.
Local gendarmerie launched an investigation into the crash.
In the western province of Balıkesir, four people were injured after a minibus carrying workers slid off a road near the Kızıksa neighborhood in the province’s Manyas district on Nov. 24. One of the injured was reported to be in critical condition.
The injured were identified as Yeter Gönül Ağaç, 45; Hayriye Gezer, 57; Ferhunde Kılıç, 50; and Nilüfer Can, 60, and taken to the Manyas Public Hospital for treatment.
Ağaç remains in serious condition, while an investigation has been launched into the crash.