Six killed in train crash in Turkey’s west

Six killed in train crash in Turkey’s west

Six killed in train crash in Turkey’s west

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Six people were killed and another 21 were injured on the morning of July 22 when a train hit a minibus in the Alaşehir district of the Aegean province of Manisa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The regional express train, which was heading from the Aegean province of İzmir to Uşak, crashed into the back of a minibus carrying agricultural workers on a level crossing 500 meters away from the train station in the Akkeçili neighborhood, Alaşehir District Governor Osman Bilgin stated.

Six people died at the scene of the accident while 21 were injured. Eight of the injured were reportedly in critical condition. Ten of the injured were transferred to Alaşehir State Hospital while the others were transferred to Salihli State Hospital.

Meanwhile, some of the injured, including the driver of the minibus, Vahdet Sırçak, would later be transferred to hospitals in İzmir and Manisa, Bilgin added.

Bilgin said the train’s operator, İsmail K., and his assistant, Ramazan Ö., were detained over the accident.