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Turkey: Bus explodes in Istanbul after hitting train overpass01:30

Turkey: Bus explodes in Istanbul after hitting train overpass

Turkey, Istanbul
June 21, 2015 at 16:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

A bus exploded in central Istanbul, Sunday, after it crashed into a railway overpass, starting a fire in the city’s Fatih district. The bus driver was severely injured in the accident.

The blast occurred after the vehicle hit a 2.8-metre-high (9.2ft) railway overpass at around 07:00 local time, reportedly setting fire to the bus’ gas cylinder which was then launched 300 metres (984 feet) into the air by the force of the explosion. The object hit the side of a nearby mini bus on descent, causing severe damage to the vehicle.

The bus driver has been taken to a nearby hospital as police investigate the accident.

Turkey: Bus explodes in Istanbul after hitting train overpass01:30
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A bus exploded in central Istanbul, Sunday, after it crashed into a railway overpass, starting a fire in the city’s Fatih district. The bus driver was severely injured in the accident.

The blast occurred after the vehicle hit a 2.8-metre-high (9.2ft) railway overpass at around 07:00 local time, reportedly setting fire to the bus’ gas cylinder which was then launched 300 metres (984 feet) into the air by the force of the explosion. The object hit the side of a nearby mini bus on descent, causing severe damage to the vehicle.

The bus driver has been taken to a nearby hospital as police investigate the accident.

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