Bus Crashes into Vehicles in Türkiye, Leaving 10 Dead

A man casts his line into the Bosphorus during a spring rain in Istanbul, Türkiye, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A man casts his line into the Bosphorus during a spring rain in Istanbul, Türkiye, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Bus Crashes into Vehicles in Türkiye, Leaving 10 Dead

A man casts his line into the Bosphorus during a spring rain in Istanbul, Türkiye, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A man casts his line into the Bosphorus during a spring rain in Istanbul, Türkiye, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

A passenger bus crashed into vehicles on a highway in southern Türkiye, killing at least 10 people and leaving 39 others injured, officials said Monday.

The accident occurred in the province of Mersin late on Sunday, when the bus veered into the opposite lane in heavy rain and crashed into two cars.

A truck later slammed into all three vehicles, Gov. Ali Hamza Pehlivan told reporters.

The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals and at least eight of them were in serious condition, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

There were 28 passengers on board the intercity bus, which was traveling from the southeastern city of Diyarbakir to Adana, in the south of the country, Anadolu reported.



Russia Launches Missile Attack on Kyiv and Surrounding Region

Firefighters work at a site of a household item shopping mall hit by a Russian air strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 25, 2024. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak
Firefighters work at a site of a household item shopping mall hit by a Russian air strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 25, 2024. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak
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Russia Launches Missile Attack on Kyiv and Surrounding Region

Firefighters work at a site of a household item shopping mall hit by a Russian air strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 25, 2024. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak
Firefighters work at a site of a household item shopping mall hit by a Russian air strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 25, 2024. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

Russia launched three missiles overnight on Ukraine, with air defense systems destroying two of the weapons over the Kyiv region, Ukraine's Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk said on Sunday.
In his statement on the Telegram messaging app, Oleshchuk did not say what happened to the third missile.
There were no immediate reports from Ukrainian officials of damage or injuries as a result of the attack.
Kyiv, its surrounding region and several others across Ukraine were under air raid alerts for about an hour on Sunday morning, starting at 4:50 a.m. local time (0150 GMT).
Reuters witnesses reported hearing several blasts in and around Kyiv at the time that sounded like air defense systems hitting air weapons.