Holiday turns roads into bloodbath across Turkey
Istanbul – Doğan News Agency
Cihan PhotoNationwide road accidents have marked this year’s holiday of Eid al-Fitr, despite the extra measures that were taken.
Including the first two days before the holiday began on July 17, 74 people have died and 377 have been injured over the four days.
While most people across Turkey hit the road on the afternoon of July 16, mostly heading to the Aegean and southern resort provinces, the dramatic number of people killed or injured across Turkey were reported as follows:
Sixteen people were killed and 145 were injured in seventeen different crashes on July 15.
On July 16, the eve of Eid al-Fitr, 21 accidents killed 23 people and left 76 people injured.
Out of 18 different accidents, 16 were killed and 55 were injured the first day of Eid holiday on July 17.
On the second day of holiday, July 18, twelve incidents had occurred by around 9:30 p.m., killing twelve people and injuring 61.