accidents in the East

Tigris river's waters rise in Turkey

One of the floodgates of the Kral Kızı Dam in Turkey's Diyarbakır province broke due to excessive rainfall, prompting Turkey's gendarmerie and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams to take measures against flooding in …

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Six Turkish servicemen struck by lightning in Hakkari

Six Turkish servicemen have been hospitalized after a lightning hit the barracks in the country's Hakkari province, Turkish media reported. According to reports, health condition of the injured soldiers is assessed as normal. …

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 Death toll from train crash in Ankara increases

Nine people were killed and 48 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in Ankara, Turkish Transport Minister Cahit Turhan said, adding that three of those killed were operators of the train.  …

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Rize police chief killed in Turkey by another officer

Rize police chief Altuğ Verdi has died and two others wounded in shooting believed to have been carried out by a police officer at Rize Police Department in northeastern Turkey. Verdi was taken to the hospital in critical condition …

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 Bus accident in Istanbul leaves 14 injured

A passenger bus has overturned in Turkey’s Istanbul this morning, the Turkish media reported. According to the preliminary data, 14 people were injured as a result of the accident, two of them are in critical condition. …

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Hotel bursts into flames in Turkey's Hatay

The hotel located in Turkey’s Hatay province bursts into flames this morning. Reportedly, the rescuers and firefighters arrived at the scene of the incident. Strong wind hampers firefighters to extinguish fire at the hotel, …

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Two miners die in East Kazakhstan region

Two mine workers died in Vostoktsvetmet company's Orlovskaya mine in East Kazakhstan region, KAZ Minerals group reported. According to the statement, three mine workers were found unconscious in the mine on …

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Wedding of 13 year old girl prevented in Jerusalem

Jerusalem police prevented the wedding of a 13 year old girl and a 16 year old boy from taking place yesterday night, a police spokesperson said.  Police units entered the ultra-religious neighborhood of Meah Shearim, after …

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 Gas station explodes in Turkey's Kirikkale

A gas station has exploded in one of the industrial zones of Turkey’s Kirikkale province, the Turkish media reported. According to the preliminary data, two were injured and one person died. Firefighters and ambulance teams …

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Military helicopter crashes in Istanbul

Four soldiers have died and another was wounded after a military helicopter slammed into a residential area in Istanbul, the governor of Istanbul  Ali Yerlikaya said. He added that the helicopter was …

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Heavy rains kill 35 people in Saudi Arabia

Thirty five people have died in Saudi Arabia over the past few days as a result of heavy rains and subsequent floods, the Saudi Gazette reported. In the meantime, rescue services have evacuated nearly 4000 people from flood-stricken …

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Seven people killed in bus crash in Turkey's Malatya

A passenger bus rolled over in Turkey's Malatya Province, Turkish media reported. The accident occurred after the driver lost control of the vehicle. According to media reports, seven people were killed and 15 more were …

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Turkey's cargo ship on fire off Greek coast

Turkey's cargo ship Kilich 1 is burning off the coast of Greece. The fire reportedly broke out in the ship’s engine room. According to the reports from Greece, the ship was heading from Tunisia to Turkey. The …

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 Trainer aircraft crashes in Turkey's Denizli

A trainer aircraft crashed in Turkey’s western city of Denizli. The crash site has not yet been detected. There were two cadets on board, Turkish media reported. Further details of the incident are not reported …

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