Three soldiers killed in armored vehicle crash in southeastern Turkey
HAKKARİ – Doğan News Agency
Injured soldiers to a hospital in Hakkari's Şemdinli district late May 5. DHA PhotoThree soldiers were killed and eight were injured after an armored vehicle went off of the road and tumbled into a ditch while on patrol in the southeastern province of Hakkari May 5.
A helicopter was dispatched to transfer the injured soldiers to a hospital in Şemdinli, a district located at the intersection of the Iranian and Iraqi borders. One soldier was killed at the scene of the accident while the other two died in the helicopter despite all of the medical aid, Doğan News Agency reported.
The accident took place after the driver lost control of the armored vehicle transporting the soldiers, the report also said.
In a separate incident, a military vehicle carrying soldiers was also involved in an accident in the southeastern province of Gaziantep late May 5. The five soldiers who were injured are reported to be in good condition.