UAE leaders condole Erdogan on victims of traffic accidents in Türkiye - GulfToday

UAE leaders condole Erdogan on victims of traffic accidents in Türkiye


Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over the victims of the traffic accidents in eastern Türkiye's Mardin and Gaziantep areas which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has also dispatched similar cable of condolences to Erdogan.

The UAE leaders wished quick recovery for all the injured in both accidents in Türkiye.

According to local media report, at least 34 people were killed and dozens injured in two separate accidents in Mardin and Gaziantep.

A first crash involving a passenger bus and an ambulance killed at least 15 people and injured 31 more on a motorway in Gaziantep, said police officials.

Local news agency said a passenger bus had crashed into an ambulance, a firefighting truck and a vehicle carrying journalists at the site of the first crash in Gaziantep.

According to local media report, three paramedics, three firefighters and two journalists were among those killed in the first accident.

In the second accident, at least 19 people were killed and nearly 30 injured after a truck driver slammed into pedestrians at Derik in Mardin province.

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