Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in south Turkey
2018-07-30 09:55:00

Rescue workers work at the site of a bus accident in Antalya Province, Turkey, July 29, 2018. Two Turkish citizens were killed and 30 other people injured, mostly Chinese, in a tour bus accident in Turkey's southern province of Antalya on Sunday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. (Xinhua)

ANKARA, July 29 -- Two Turkish citizens were killed and 30 other people injured, mostly Chinese, in a tour bus accident in Turkey's southern province of Antalya on Sunday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Anadolu says the accident occurred on the outskirts of Akseki, a small town near Antalya. The Tour bus collided with two automobiles.

The Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported that the tour bus, carrying 31 Chinese tourists, plus a driver and his co-pilot, was on its way to Cappadocia, a city located in central Turkey and known for its distinctive topography. Cappadocia is one of the world's most active hot air ballon hubs.

A number of ambulances and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene after the accident. The wounded, mostly Chinese, were taken to the local hospitals for treatment. One female Chinese tourist reportedly in critical condition was sent by helicopter to Antalya, said DHA.

Source: Xinhua Editor: Hiram