17 dead as bus with illegal migrants crashes in Turkey

Another 36 wounded as the bus hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and burst into flames

ANKARA:  At least 17 people have been killed and another 36 wounded after a bus carrying illegal immigrants hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and burst into flames, local media reported on Friday.


The bus, which crashed late Thursday on the Igdir-Kars highway, was carrying illegal immigrants from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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