Turkey News | 12 killed, 31 injured after a truck collided with several vehicles in Turkey’s Hatay province
Photo: Twitter ISTANBUL: At least 12 people were killed and 31 others injured when a truck collided with several other vehicles in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay. While giving this information, the officials said that the condition of three of the injured is critical. According to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency, the truck driver swerved into the opposite lane of the road late on Saturday night and crashed into nine cars and two minibuses. At that time several vehicles were parked on the side of the road near a gas station. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the fire broke out on the Iskenderun-Antakya highway. The minister tweeted that 22 ambulances and medical teams were dispatched to the spot in Topbogajali. He tweeted, “May God have mercy on our citizens who lost their lives, I express my condolences to their families. We will try our best to ensure that those injured in the accident recover at the earliest. In a chain traffic accident in Antakya’s Topboğazlı Mevkiin, a truck and a bus burst into flames, 12 citizens lost their lives, and 31 citizens, including 3 seriously, were injured. Instead of Olay, 22 ambulances and 3 UMKE teams have been deployed. Long live… — dr. Fahrettin Koca (@drfahrettinkoca) May 6, 2023 Hete was the most affected of the 11 provinces of the country affected by the earthquake on February 6 in Turkey. This earthquake caused havoc in parts of Turkey and Syria. According to the government, at least 50,783 people died in Turkey. A private news agency said the truck was carrying debris from buildings damaged by the quake and hit another truck before swerving into the opposite lane of the highway at around 7 p.m. local time. According to Anadolu news agency, eyewitness Ali Sarrak said that some of those killed were burned to death. Pictures released by the news agency showed vehicles on fire.