Marmaris bus crash leaves 23 dead

At least 23 people have died and 11 more injured after a tourist bus plunged from a cliff in the Turkish resort of Marmaris.

The bus crashed through a road barrier and fell 15 metres landing on a car carrying three occupants.

The accident happened on Saturday on the Mugla-Antalya road at the Sakar Gecidi pass on a steep road filled with bends.

Local media said no foreign tourists were among the passengers.

The vehicle was travelling towards Marmaris for a mother’s day event, which was celebrated on Sunday in Turkey.

The victims are thought to have been mainly women and children.

Amric Cicek, governor of Mugla province, suggested the brakes may have stopped working, according to the BBC.

But the mayor of Marmaris, Ali Acar, told Turkish newspaper Hurriyet: “I think that the accident was a result of driver error.”

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