6 killed, 36 injured in bus overturn accident in Turkey

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Six people were killed and 36 others injured in a traffic accident on Saturday in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Amasya, local media reported.

Four passengers and the bus driver who lost their lives were identified as Turkish citizens, reports said, adding that the authorities have been trying to identify the other killed.

The bus was travelling from the country’s biggest city Istanbul to the Black Sea city of Samsun when it went off the road near the Merzifon district of Amasya and capsized, Anadolu news agency reported.

According to an eyewitness, the mishap occurred after the driver allegedly slept, Turkish Haberturk daily said.

The injured were reportedly taken to hospitals in Amasya and Merzifon.

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