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Many killed in Turkey bus crash

Vehicle was carrying Russian tourists from the seaside resort of Alanya.

    Local government officials say rescue workers are pulling injured passengers from the wreckage [AFP]

    Alanya is a popular holiday destination along Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

    Long-distance buses are a common mode of transport for locals and tourists alike, with hundreds of companies operating services throughout Turkey.

    High-profile accidents are not uncommon: In 2008, for example, a bus veered off a roadin eastern Turkey's Agri province, killing 16 Iranian tourists.

    And a 2006 crash killed more than a dozen passengers when a bus drove into a riverin the central Tokat province.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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