Death toll rises to three in patrol car crash near Armenian border
An army vehicle crash occurred yesterday in Iğdır, near Turkey’s border with Armenia. AA photoTwo more of the seven injured soldiers have died today following the army vehicle crash that occurred yesterday near Turkey’s border with Armenia, Doğan news agency reported.
Private Ömer Yerer died at the hospital after the truck hit a patrolling minibus, injuring seven other soldiers near the Dilucu Border in the eastern Turkish province of Iğdır. The eight soldiers involved had been assigned to the gendarmerie base on the Armenian border. The driver of the truck, Nazım Gülüm, has been detained.
Ahmet Kaçmaz and Halil Saki, two of the seven injured, also died in the following hours.
The bodies will be sent home to the soldiers’ families following a ceremony at Iğdır Airport.