17 killed in Turkey bus accident

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Ankara, March 30 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 36 injured when a minibus crashed and caught fire in Turkey’s Igdir province, authorities said on Friday.

On Thursday night, the minibus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, hit a light pole on the Igdir-Kars highway and caught fire, Xinhua news agency reported.

The vehicle entered Turkey illegally from the Iranian border and most of the passengers were undocumented immigrants, according to the authorities.



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