accidents in the East

Monument to Atatürk attacked in Turkey

A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in the Turkish province of …

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Eleven Russian tourists injured in Turkey's Antalya

Eleven Russian nationals were injured in a bus accident in Turkey’s Antalya, the Russian consulate said. "Out of 26 passengers, 11 were Russian nationals. They were all shocked and got bruises and injuries. According to the …

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 Bus overturns in Turkey, injuring 20 tourists

A bus carrying tourists has overturned in Turkey’s Antalya province, injuring at least 20 people, the Dogan news agency reported. According to preliminary information, the driver lost control due to the slippery road. …

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Turkish Airlines passenger dies on flight

A Dutch citizen died after suffering from a diabetic coma during a Turkish Airlines flight from Port Louis to Istanbul today. Ramduelarie Ramavadh, 68, had boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from the capital of Mauritius to Istanbul, in …

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Fire damages six buildings in Jeddah (VIDEO)

A huge blaze damaged at least six buildings, three of which collapsed completely, in Jeddah's historic centre on Tuesday, forcing occupants to evacuate. According to Saudi Press Agency, more than 12 Civil Defense fire-fighting and …

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Unidentified gunman opens fire in Istanbul (VIDEO)

A man carrying a shotgun has climbed on a roof of a building located in Esenyurt district of Istanbul and opened fire, local media reports. A video of the alleged shooter has emerged in social media shortly after the initial reports. …

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 Four dead in bus crash on Ankara-Konya highway

At least four people have been killed and many have been injured after a bus crashed on the Ankara-Konya highway early Monday. According to reports, the crash took place after the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. …

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Chlorine gas leak in Iran affects almost 500 people

At least 475 people have suffered respiratory and other symptoms after a chlorine gas leak in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, the chancellor of Dezful University of Medical Sciences said Yousef Paridar. …

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 Bosphorus Strait opened to marine traffic

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which was closed to marine traffic this morning, was opened, the press secretary of Turkey's Transportation and Communication Ministry Turan Özyanık said. The straight …

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Two people die in light plane crash near Almaty

A two-seat light plane of the Academy of Civil Aviation crashed in Kazakhstan at 06:52 am (MSK) during a training flight, the country's Civil Aviation Committee said. As a result of an accident near Almaty, a flying instructor …

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Five Turkish servicemen injured in train accident

Five Turkish soldiers were injured as a result of an accident with the wagon door. The condition of one of them is estimated as extremely difficult. All the injured servicemen were hospitalized in the province of Bitlis. In …

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Two people die in car accident in Kazakhstan

A car has overturned in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan tonight, as a result of an accident two passengers died. The driver was injured and hospitalized, Sputnik-Kazakhstan reported. According to the press service of the …

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Earthquake hits China, tremors reach Kazakhstan

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang, with tremors reportedly felt in neighboring Kazakhstan. The quake rocked an area near the town of Jinghe in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region at 23:27 GMT on …

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Iranian soldier kills four fellow soldiers

An Iranian soldier opened fire on fellow soldiers at a military firing range south of Tehran on Sunday, killing four and wounding eight, the Iranian army said in a statement. The shooting took place in the town of Kahrizak, which is …

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Kazakhstan suspends Yak-12 plane use

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development decided to suspend the use of Yak-12 planes after the deadly crash of one. The Committee said in a statement that the use of planes will be …

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