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Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people

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A tour bus tipped over today on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said.

The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus's braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determine the exact cause.



Cicek said the bus flipped over on a bend in the road and fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to Marmaris, a popular tourist destination.

He said 10 people remain in critical condition and all the passengers were Turkish.

The deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency that most of those killed were women.

Anadolu said the bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother's Day event.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people

A tour bus tipped over today on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said. The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus's braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determine the exact cause. Cicek said the bus flipped over on a bend in the road and fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to Marmaris, a popular tourist destination. He said 10 people remain in critical condition and all the passengers were Turkish. The deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency that most of those killed were women. Anadolu said the bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother's Day event. A tour bus tipped over today on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said.

The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus's braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determine the exact cause.

Cicek said the bus flipped over on a bend in the road and fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to Marmaris, a popular tourist destination.

He said 10 people remain in critical condition and all the passengers were Turkish.

The deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency that most of those killed were women.

Anadolu said the bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother's Day event.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Tour bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 24 people

A tour bus tipped over today on a serpentine mountain road in Turkey, killing 24 people as it fell off a cliff and hit a car, Turkish authorities said.

The governor of Mugla province, Amir Cicek, said the driver is among the dead and the accident may have been caused by a failure in the bus's braking system. He said investigations were continuing to determine the exact cause.

Cicek said the bus flipped over on a bend in the road and fell 15 meters (50 feet) down a cliff as it was traveling from the coastal province of Izmir to Marmaris, a popular tourist destination.

He said 10 people remain in critical condition and all the passengers were Turkish.

The deputy governor of Mugla province, Kamil Koten, told Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency that most of those killed were women.

Anadolu said the bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother's Day event.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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