Ankara: A bus conveying Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants collided in eastern Turkey early on Sunday, dyeing at least 12 individuals and harming 26 others, local authorities said.
The mishap happened in Van province`s Muradiye district near the Turkish outskirts with Iran, where the vehicle caught fire after toppling into a ditch, two local sources with reports on the matter told Reuters.
The specifications of those who died in the accident were not immediately clear, both sources said, adding that the holder of the bus had been captured.
Turkey has been a major transit point for migrants targeting to cross into Europe. Migrants, mostly from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, regularly traverse the Iranian boundary into Turkey on foot before being transported west to cities such as Istanbul and Ankara.