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

AP  |  Istanbul 

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.

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

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