14 Dead As School Bus Crashes Into Canal

A bus returning from a school trip in Turkey has crashed, killing 14 people on board, including six children.zbus26 others were injured, at least one seriously. The bus, which was carrying children, teachers and parents was returning from a trip to the archaeological site of Karatepe, outside the city of Osmaniye.  Security camera footage showed it hitting a car at an intersection and rolling into a canal.

The Hurriyet newspaper said that local people jumped into the canal to try to rescue those trapped inside. ┬áThe paper said the dead included a teacher, the bus driver and the driver’s assistant. Most of the bodies were reportedly recovered by divers.

The children were from a school in the town of Iskenderun in Hatay province, which borders Syria and lies just south of Osmaniye.