15 killed and 22 injured after bus smashes into ambulance in Turkey

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AT least 15 people have died after a bus smashed into an ambulance dealing with another incident.

Three firefighters, two paramedics and two journalists are among those killed on the highway between Gaziantep and Nizip in Turkey.


At least 15 people have been killed in a bus crash in TurkeyCredit: Twitter

Horror pictures from the scene show debris strewn across the road with dozens of panicked people surrounding the smashed vehicles.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu confirmed the deaths, and added that the other eight fatalities were bus passengers.

Gaziantep Gov. Davut Gul said a further 22 people were injured in the incident.

The Ilhas News Agency said two of its journalists were killed after pulling over to help the victims of the initial accident, in which a car came off the highway and slid down an embankment.

Television footage showed an ambulance with severe damage to its rear while the bus lay on its side alongside the highway.

Some 5,362 people were killed in traffic accidents last year in Turkey, according to the government.

It comes after 18 people died in a horror bus smash in Nicaragua.

Passengers were left dangling from windows after the vehicle crashed and rolled.

Meanwhile, 24 people were killed after a bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river valley.

It’s feared the vehicle’s brakes failed – causing it to plummet 131ft into the steep ditch in central Kenya.

In another bus crash, at least 23 passengers died after the vehicle collided with a truck on a highway in Egypt.

Authorities said in a statement the accident happened when a passenger bus heading to Cairo from the city of Sohag hit a stopped trailer truck on Cairo-Assiut Road.

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