Turkey: At least 16 dead after truck crashes into crowd

At least 16 people were killed and 29 injured after a truck hurtled into pedestrians in Turkey, the health minister said.

“The accident… occurred after the breaks gave out on a lorry, which hit a crowd in Derik,” a town in the southeast of the country, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

Turkish media shared footage of a driver losing control of his truck, then careening towards nearby vehicles and pedestrians trying to flee.

It was the second major crash of the day after another involving a bus and an ambulance in the Gaziantep province, which local media said killed another 16 people and injured 21 more.

At least 32 people were killed and dozens were injured in both road accidents in southeast Turkey.



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