土耳其中部发生大巴翻车事故 致至少48人伤亡

News reports and officials say a passenger bus in Turkey has veered off a snow-covered highway and tipped on its side, killing 21 people and injuring some 20 others.

Gov. Orhan Duzgun said bus travelling from Istanbul to the eastern province of Mus crashed in the central province of Kayseri early on Thursday.

The cause of the accident was under investigation and it was not known if foggy weather and snow were a factor.

The private Dogan news agency said police were also investigating the possibility that the driver may have fallen asleep.

Traffic accident rates are high in Turkey where driving is poor and road safety rules are inadequately enforced.

新华网安卡拉1月23日电(记者郑金发 李铭)据土耳其NTV电视台23日报道,土耳其中部开塞利省当天凌晨发生大巴翻车事故,造成至少20人死亡,另有28人受伤。

  报道说,由于大雾路滑,一辆大巴满载乘客从伊斯坦布尔驶向东部穆什省途中,在开塞利省珀纳尔巴舍县的公路上失控翻车,撞上道路护栏,造成这起严重车祸。

  车祸发生后,救护人员赶到事故现场,并将受伤乘客送往医院接受救治。目前,土耳其有关部门已对这起事故展开调查。

  作者:郑金发 李铭