14 Dead As School Bus Crashes In Turkey


Ankara: A bus returning from a school trip in Turkey has crashed, killing 14 people on board, including six children. The governor of the southern Osmaniye province, Kerem Al, said 26 others were injured.

At least one person suffered serious injuries, according to health minister Recep Akdag.

The bus, which was carrying children, teachers and parents was returning from a trip to the archaeological site of Karatepe, outside the city of Osmaniye.

Security camera footage showed it hitting a car at an intersection and rolling into a canal. The Hurriyet newspaper said that local people jumped into the canal to try to rescue those trapped inside.

The paper said the dead included a teacher, the bus driver and the driver’s assistant.  Most of the bodies were reportedly recovered by divers. The children were from a school in the town of Iskenderun in Hatay province, which borders Syria and lies just south of Osmaniye.

Sky News