Passenger bus overturns in western Turkey, killing 15 people

A passenger bus veered and tumbled off a highway in western Turkey, killing 15 people on Sunday, AP  reported.

The governor’s office of Balikesir province said the bus overturned at 04:40 local time on Sunday. Emergency units arrived at the site, where 11 people died. Four others died in the hospital.

The governor’s office said 17 people injured in the crash were taken to five hospitals for treatment.

The bus belonging to travel company Efe Tur was travelling from Zonguldak in northern Turkey to Izmir in western Turkey when it went off the road, according to Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency, the same source adds.

Authorities said an investigation was ongoing.

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