Flood kills three in Gaziantep
GAZİANTEP – Anatolia News Agency
DHA photoAt least three people were killed in the southeastern province of Gaziantep yesterday when flood waters swallowed the bus in which they were traveling.
The passenger bus and a privately owned car were dragged into flood waters on the Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa D400 highway early in the day. Search and rescue teams searching the area later recovered the bodies of three women.
But Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fire Brigade Unit Manager Ömer Yalım told Anatolia news agency by telephone that there could be more bodies at the site.
“Only three bodies have been recovered so far. But we have no clear information about the number of passengers on the bus. There are strong hints that there is another body in the flood-hit area. I believe we will be able to conduct our work more easily after the waters recede,” he said.
Twenty-six passengers were rescued from the bus and taken to nearby hospitals, while the bodies were taken to Gaziantep Forensic Medicine Institution for autopsies.