A video clip, widely circulated in Turkey, appeared after it was published on the Yeni Safak newspaper website.
traffic accident in the state of Malatya, southeastern Turkey, where a large transport bus fell into the Karkaya Dam Lake, after the driver lost control of it, although he tried to move away from the lake, but his attempts failed.
Malatya'da Battalgazi ile Baskil arasında sefer yapan feribota yolcu taşıyan otobüs, kontrolden çıkarak Karakaya Baraj Göleti'ne düştü.— Yeni Şafak (@yenisafak) January 26, 2023
In the video clip, which was commented on by thousands of Turks, the screams of the driver and passengers who were moving by internal transport bus from the Batal Gazi region to Paskel in Malatya state after it fell into the lake are heard. Surveillance cameras, internal and external, documented the driver and passengers’ attempt to get out of the bus after it fell. .
The bus got out of control and fell into the lake, injuring 4 passengers with minor injuries, according to local Turkish media, which indicated that the bus was carrying several people and it was not full, and therefore no deaths were recorded as a result of the accident, while the injured were transferred to a hospital. close to receive treatment.
According to local media, the bus’s brakes failed, causing the driver to lose control and fall into the lake.--
Turkish tweeters called on “Twitter” domestic transport companies to carry out periodic maintenance of buses that carry passengers across the country’s cities, especially with frequent traffic accidents, in order to avoid more of them in the future.-
Turkish websites stated that the condition of the injured is stable, as the various injuries were minor and were caused by the stampede of passengers who tried to get out of the bus in a hurry.
Thousands of fatal accidents occur annually in Turkey, most of which occur in Istanbul, the country’s second largest and busiest city.
Early last month, 33 people were injured in a fatal accident that occurred in Istanbul, after an internal transport bus collided with a metro, which led to it derailing, in addition to the passenger bus colliding with a number of cars and a security barrier on a main street in the city center.