14 killed as school bus plunges into canal in Turkey
06 June 2016, 15:49
Istanbul – At least 14 people including six children were killed
on Sunday when a school bus plunged off the road and into a canal in southern
Turkey, local governor Kerem Al said.
The bus had been bringing pupils and their parents back from an
excursion to the well-known archaeological site of Karatepe outside the city of
Osmaniye when it flipped over into the canal, the governor said.
The driver had lost control of the vehicle and an investigation
was underway, he added.
Twenty-six people were being treated for injuries in hospital. Of
those killed, three were female pupils, three were boys and eight were adults,
Pictures published by Turkish media showed horrified onlookers
watching a crane hoisting the bus out of the water.
Grieving parents of the child victims gathered at the city morgue
to identify the dead, the state-run Anatolia news agency said.