10 killed in traffic accident in N Turkey

09:32, June 09, 2011      

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People gather at a traffic accident site in the Black Sea province of Giresun, Turkey, June 8, 2011. The traffic accident occurred when a passenger bus overturned and burned after hitting a road sign in Giresun, leaving 10 people dead and 29 others injured including four in serious conditions. (Xinhua/Anatolia News Agency)

Ten people were killed and 29 others injured in a traffic accident in northern Turkey on Wednesday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

The traffic accident occurred when a passenger bus overturned and burned after hitting a road sign in the Black Sea province of Giresun, leaving 10 people dead and 29 others injured including four in serious conditions, according to the report.

Local broadcaster NTV reported it was suspected that the driver had fallen asleep.

The bus, travelling from the Turkish city of Istanbul to the Black Sea province of Trabzon, was carrying 43 people, Anatolia reported.

The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals for medical treatment, said the report.

Source: Xinhua

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