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Turkey: 23 killed as bus plunges off 15 metre cliff

ANI  |  Ankara [Turkey] 

At least 23 people were killed and 11 other seriously injured after a bus carrying women and children plunged off a cliff near the Turkish resort of Marmaris.

It's reported that the bus crashed through a barrier and fell 15 metres (50 feet) on to a lower road, landing on a car with three occupants, reports the state-run Anadolu news agency.

The accident occurred on Saturday near the Sakar pass.

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 05:07 IST