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Turkey: Death toll hits 11 as Syrian migrants die in minibus accident *GRAPHIC*01:26

Turkey: Death toll hits 11 as Syrian migrants die in minibus accident *GRAPHIC*

Turkey, Balikesir
August 9, 2015 at 08:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some 11 people were killed and a further 29 injured in the western Turkish province of Balikesir, Saturday, after an over-crowded minibus carrying predominantly Syrian migrants veered off a highway, hitting a retaining wall on the roadside.

Rescue teams were quick on the scene, pulling the victims from the destroyed minivan, which had been travelling down the Balikesir-Havran highway in the Havran district. One of the 11 killed was Turkish, the remaining ten Syrian. Those injured are currently being treated in a local hospital.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Turkey: Death toll hits 11 as Syrian migrants die in minibus accident *GRAPHIC*01:26
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Some 11 people were killed and a further 29 injured in the western Turkish province of Balikesir, Saturday, after an over-crowded minibus carrying predominantly Syrian migrants veered off a highway, hitting a retaining wall on the roadside.

Rescue teams were quick on the scene, pulling the victims from the destroyed minivan, which had been travelling down the Balikesir-Havran highway in the Havran district. One of the 11 killed was Turkish, the remaining ten Syrian. Those injured are currently being treated in a local hospital.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.