More bodies in minibus recovered from creek
ZONGULDAK - Doğan News Agency
DHA photoRescue teams did recover a minibus and three bodies from Filyos Creekon April 12, while the search is still on to locate the bodies of the remaining victims after the collapse of a bridge in Zonguldak on April 6.
The total number of bodies recovered since rescue efforts began has thus risen to five, while the bodies of the remaining 10 victims are still yet to be found. Officials have identified the three victims whose bodies were trapped inside the minibus as those of the driver, İsmail Örenbaş, and passengers Alim Başören and Mehmet Başören, according to reports.
Rescue teams located metal parts some 250 meters away from the collapsed bridge on April 12 and identified them as having come from the minibus, which fell into the Filyos Creek when the Çaycuma Bridge collapsed at around 4:00 p.m. on April 6. The vehicle was finally pulled out of the water after five and a half hours with the help of engineering vehicles, 25 divers and nearly 100 rescue personnel.The bridge collapse sent a minibus, an automobile and five pedestrians who were crossing the bridge crashing into the waters below.