9 killed, 30 injured in Türkiye traffic accident

At least nine people were killed and 30 injured in a road accident in Türkiye's southern Mersin province
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At least nine people were killed and 30 injured in a road accident in Türkiye's southern Mersin province, Xinhua reports.

A passenger bus, traveling from the southwestern Marmaris district of Mugla province to the province of Mardin, crashed into a barrier and overturned near the Yenikas neighborhood of Mersin on the D-400 highway, the state-run TRT broadcaster reported Tuesday.

The injured were transported to hospitals by ambulance, while police and gendarmerie teams took security measures in the area, the TRT said.

The passenger bus, carrying 40 passengers, overturned into a ditch at the tunnel exit when the driver lost control of the steering wheel, Mersin provincial governor Ali Hamza Pehlivan told reporters.

The governor said that wet roads caused by rainy weather had played a key role in the accident.

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