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At least 23 killed, 11 injured in Turkey bus accident

Istanbul (May 13, 2017): At least 23 people died and 11 more were seriously injured Saturday when a bus carrying women and children plunged off a cliff near the southwestern Turkish sea resort of Marmaris.

The accident occurred near the Sakar Pass on a steep winding road filled with hairpin bends.

Television images showed the yellow bus lying on its side and bodies wrapped up in cloth lined up next to it.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, currently on a visit to China, said he was “extremely pained” by the tragedy and asked local authorities to take measures to ensure that “such tragedies” do not recur.

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