Turkey Tourist Squashed Between Bus And Railing

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

These images show a tourist in Turkey squashed between a huge bus and a metal railing after the out-of-control vehicle hit him.

The accident took place in the district of Pamukkale in the eastern Turkish province of Denizli when a minibus being driven by Mehmet Ali Hazar slid down a hill, according to local media.

Hazar was reportedly reversing when he lost control of the minibus and it slid downhill into a 42-year-old pedestrian named Ender Vural.

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The Turkish victim, who was visiting the area on holiday, was reportedly dragged two metres (6.5 feet) before being crushed against the railings.

In the photos, Vural appears to be wedged between the minibus and a damaged metal railing that is suspended over a big drop.

According to reports, there was an irrigation channel 15 metres (49 feet) below. 

Eyewitnesses who called the emergency services tried to save the victim, but were unable to.

A rescue team needed to raise and pull the minibus to safety while securing the victim with rope in case he fell to the irrigation channel below, according to reports.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to the Denizli State Hospital in a serious condition.

Doctors tried to save the 42-year-old tourist’s life, but he later succumbed to his injuries.

He reportedly left behind a devastated wife and daughter.

According to local media, the minibus driver has been arrested as the police investigate Vural’s untimely death.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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