Two Turkish soldiers and the driver of a prisoner transport vehicle carrying them were killed in an accident in northern Turkey on April 1, a security source said.
In a wooded area of the Karabük province’s Yenice district, the van, which was carrying several soldiers and an inmate, went off the road and down a hill some 100 meters high, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Medical rescue and emergency teams as well as gendarmerie forces rushed to the scene.
Two soldiers were killed, while 13 soldiers and the inmate Gurbet Kalaycı were injured, the source added.
The injured were taken to hospitals in Yenice and central Karabük.
At the Karabuk Training and Research Hospital, driver Ramazan Işık succumbed to his wounds.
The other people injured were in good condition, according to information from the hospital.
The accident took place when the van was returning to prison from the funeral of Hüsnü Kalaycı, the inmate’s brother.
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