Ankara: Sixteen people were killed and 21 others injured in a traffic accident on a highway in Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep province.
The accident on the Gaziantep-Nizip Highway which took place on Saturday August 20 involved a passenger vehicle, a bus, an ambulance and the rescue teams.
Gaziantep Governor Davut Gul said on his Twitter account that a passenger vehicle had an accident first, then a bus overturned 200 metres behind the accident and hit the rescue teams, Xinhua news agency reported.
The casualties included two journalists, four healthcare workers and three firefighters, the Governor added.
A large number of policemen and medical staff were dispatched to the site.
The section of the highway towards the Nizip direction was closed to transportation.