16 killed in traffic accident in Turkey

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 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.

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