16 dead and 21 injured in a terrible road accident

The governor had previously reported 15 deaths “in the accident involving a coach, a rescue team and an ambulance (…) on the highway between Gaziantep and Nizip”.

According to the Turkish news agency DHA, an ambulance, a fire truck and a vehicle belonging to a team of journalists – which had gone to the scene of an accident – were hit head-on by a bus traveling on the same highway.

Four rescuers, three firefighters and two journalists from the Turkish news agency Ilhas are among the 16 dead, according to local media.

Twenty-two other people were injured.

Images broadcast by the DHA agency and TRT television showed the rear of a partially shredded ambulance as well as the coach involved in the accident, lying on its side and with the front ripped open.

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