Rescue and emergency responders work at the scene after a bus crash on the highway between Gaziantep and Nizip, Turkey, on Saturday. Reuters
Sixteen people including emergency workers and journalists died when a bus crashed into an earlier accident site, regional governor Davut Gul from southeastern province of Gaziantep said. Another 20 people were wounded and received treatment.
"At around 10:45 this morning, a passenger bus crashed here," Gul said, speaking from the scene of the accident on the road east of Gaziantep.
The DHA news agency said a passenger bus had crashed into an ambulance, a firefighting truck and a vehicle carrying journalists at the site of a previous crash.
"Three firefighters, two emergency workers and two journalists figure among the dead," the Gaziantep governor said. Photos on DHA showed the back of an ambulance ripped out and metal debris strewn around it.
"While the fire brigade, medical teams and other colleagues were responding to the accident, another bus crashed 200 metres behind. The second bus slid to this site and hit the first responders and the wounded people on the ground."
Separately, a truck hit a site some 250km east in Derik district of Mardin where first respondents were attending to another accident, according to footage.
People gather at the site of the second accident in Mardin. Twitter photo
Sixteen people died and 29 others were injured as a result of the incident in Mardin, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that eight of the wounded were in critical condition.
The accident in Derik in Mardin province "occurred after the breaks gave out on a lorry, which hit a crowd," Koca said on Twitter.
Turkish media shared footage of a driver losing control of his truck, then careening towards nearby vehicles and pedestrians trying to flee.
Türkiye 's official Anadolu press agency said an accident involving three vehicles had happened at the same site shortly before, and emergency responders were already at the scene when the lorry ploughed into crowd.Agencies
Iraqi politicians called for an investigation, saying the passengers were Shiite pilgrims on their way to visit shrines in Damascus, which has been largely protected from the ongoing war. But such convoys have previously come under attack from armed groups.
The investigation into this week's fiery head-on crash in West Texas now focuses on the revelation that a 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van, killing nine people, including six members of a college golf team and their coach.
Chris Darnell, 40, died on Saturday at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show, where he was driving the SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck down a runway at more than 483 kilometres per hour, according to police.
The police said that the accidents occurred after visibility on the roads dropped sharply due to dense fog on motorway between Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. All kinds of traffic were stopped from entering the motorways following the accidents.
According to the statement, the commandos of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service carried out attacks on Daesh hideouts in the same area on Saturday, killing another three Daesh militants, Xinhua news agency reported.
During a phone conversation, the two ministers also discussed joint coordination to take the necessary measures to prevent such incidents in the future, the Egyptian Armed Forces said on Saturday in a statement.
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