7 Jun 2016

Six children among 14 people killed in bus crash

7:39 am on 7 June 2016

At least 14 people, including six children, have been killed in a bus crash in southern Turkey, local media reports say.

At least 26 others are reported to have been injured in the accident, which occurred in the city of Osmaniye as the bus was returning from a school trip.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said the bus collided with a car, lost control and veered into an irrigation canal.

Rescue teams have been searching the canal for missing passengers.

Earlier, passers-by and residents jumped into the water to try and rescue people trapped inside the bus, Hurriyet newspaper reported.

Turkish media said the children were from a school in Hatay province which borders Syria, and were on their way back from a trip to a museum and a national park.