Bus crash kills 14, including six children, in southern Turkey

A bus accident has left 14 people dead, including six children, after the vehicle collided with a car and was knocked off the road into an irrigation canal in southern Turkey.

At least 26 people were injured in the accident, CNN Turk reported, which took place on Sunday on the road between Osmaniye and Hatay.

The pupils were returning from a trip to Karatepe, a popular archeological site with a Hittite-era fortress. Parents and teachers were on the bus with the children.

Five of the six children killed were school pupils.

Investigators are looking at whether the bus driver had been careless, news reports said.

Last update: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:25
Author: 

More from World

MSF: 50 dead, 120 wounded after Nigerian jet fires on refugee camp

At least 50 people are dead and 120 wounded after a Nigerian army airstrike hit a refugee camp in the country's...

Report: US and EU make "considerable progress" on TTIP negotiations

The European Union and the United States have made "considerable progress" in negotiating the Transatlantic Trade...

Gambia declares 90-day state of emergency

Gambia declared a 90-day state of emergency on Tuesday, two days before President Yahya Jammeh was to step down...

Rowhani says Trump's criticism of Iran nuclear deal is 'just talk'

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Tuesday dismissed remarks by the US president-elect criticizing the nuclear deal...

Mediterranean death toll exceeds 200 since January 1, IOM says

At least 219 people have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the first weeks of 2017, the...