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17 killed in Turkey bus accident

17 killed in Turkey bus accident

Ankara: At least 17 people were killed and 36 injured when a minibus crashed and caught fire in Turkey’s Igdir province, authorities said on Friday.

On Thursday night, the minibus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, hit a light pole on the Igdir-Kars highway and caught fire, Xinhua news agency reported.

The vehicle entered Turkey illegally from the Iranian border and most of the passengers were undocumented immigrants, according to the authorities.

IANS