Turkey: Chain accident in Gaziantep: 16 people lost their lives

A bus hit the live broadcast vehicle of the ambulance, fire brigade and UAV, which came to intervene in an accident in Gaziantep. According to the first determinations, 16 people, including 3 paramedics, 3 firefighters and 2 journalists, lost their lives in the disastrous accident, and 21 people were injured. While an investigation into the accident was started, the bus driver Abdulkadir Memiş was taken into custody.

On the Nizip section of the Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep (TAG) Highway, the teams involved in an accident and the live broadcast vehicle of İhlas News Agency (UAV) were hit by a passenger bus that fell and slipped about 200 meters behind the accident site.

A large number of police and medical teams were directed to the accident site. In the accident, 28-year-old Umut Yakup Tanrıöver and cameraman 25-year-old Muhammet Abdulkadir Esen, who were in charge of the live broadcast vehicle of İhlas News Agency (UAV), stopped to help the injured by seeing the accident, while 3 firefighters, 3 health workers, and 3 firefighters who responded to the accident, saw the accident on their way to Şanlıurfa. officers Tuba Uzdilli, Abdullah Kütük, Halil Özden, firefighters Ahmet Polat, Mehmet Polat, Mehmet Bozkurt, Aziz Birdal, Yakup Birdal, Muhammet Ersek, Umut Ersek, Nuran Tanrıkulu and Melik Kaya lost their lives.

It was stated that the identification studies of the 2 dead people are continuing.


The bodies of Melik Kaya and Nuran Tanrıkulu, who lost their lives in the accident on the way from Istanbul to Diyarbakır by bus , were handed over to their relatives after the autopsy and diagnosis procedures at the Forensic Medicine Institute. It was stated that the bodies of Tanrıkulu and Kaya will be buried in Diyarbakır.


​Gaziantep Governor Davut Gül announced that 16 people lost their lives and 21 people were injured in the accident that occurred on the Gaziantep-Nizip Highway.

Enes Sahin

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