Bus conveying mothers and children kills 23 persons in a motor accident

23 persons have been confirmed dead in an accident by the Turkish authorities while 11 others are in critical condition after a tour bus tipped over, fell 50 feet down a cliff and then hit a car on a serpentine mountain road. TheDeputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency that the driver is among the dead and most of those killed were women.

The governor said the bus flipped over at a road bend as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to Marmaris, a popular tourist destination.

He also confirmed that the passengers were all Turkish and the cause of the accident is unclear, pending investigation. The bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother’s Day event.

Source: ( Linda Ikeji)

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