Eleven killed, 46 wounded, two detained in Turkey bus crash: Official
Eleven people were killed and 46 injured when a Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway, local officials said on Jan. 20.
The bus, which was making an overnight journey from the capital Ankara to the western city of Bursa, crashed in the region of Eskişehir amid good road conditions, Eskişehir governor Özdemir Çakacak was quoted as saying by Doğan News Agency.
The road was empty and neither wet nor frozen, Çakacak said, vowing that the causes would be made clear.
The passengers on the bus were mainly families with their children who were going to Bursa to spend the upcoming half-term at the popular Uludag ski resort nearby.
The news agency did not say if any children were among those killed.
The two drivers, who were both lightly injured, have been detained and prosecutors launched an investigation,accoring to the report.
Turkey has a dire road safety record with over a million accidents in 2016 and 7,300 people losing their lives, according to official statistics per reproted by Agence France-Presse.