İzmir metro crash injures 12
İZMİR – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoA total of 12 people have been injured when the front wagon of a metro in the Aegean province of İzmir crashed into a waste container which had fallen onto the rail line from a nearby work site.
The crash occurred in İzmir’s Bornova district at 7:47 a.m. on Jan. 8 after a container being transported by a pallet truck fell onto a nearby rail line. The front wagon of the metro, which was carrying 30 people at the time, crashed into the container, injuring 12 people on board. The police detained the operator of the pallet truck, identified as M.A., over the incident.
The injured people were identified as Şemsettin Şen, 30, Fadime Buğtekin, 44, Aykut Uludağ, 27, Ayselin Uzun, 18, Yavuz Şahin, 56, Gamze Şahin, 35, Erkut Özkeşkek, 25, Ertan Yıldız, 56, Ali Cancin, 18, Durali Savaş, 67, Öykü Elverdi, 24, and Abdülmecit Soytürk, 33. All the injured were taken to the Ege University Medical School Hospital and reported to be in good condition.