Many children among 15 killed after bus carrying illegal migrants overturns in eastern Turkey

Fifteen people were killed and 27 were injured after a bus carrying illegal migrants overturned in eastern Turkey’s Van province on Thursday.

Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez said many children were among the dead.

The accident occurred on the Van-Özalp highway, near Ipekyolu district’s Erçek neighborhood after the driver lost control of the vehicle and drove off the shoulder and the bus started to roll uncontrollably down the hill.

Ambulances and National Medical Research Teams (UMKE) teams have since been dispatched to the scene.

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