Ankara (Agencies): At least 17 people including Pakistanis, have been killed while 36 wounded after a bus carrying illegal immigrants, hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and burst into flames, Turkish media reported on Friday.
According to details provided by a state-run Anadolu news agency, the event happened late Thursday when the bus carrying nationals from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan dashed into a lighting pole and crashed on the Igdir-Kars highway.
Images in Turkish media showed smoke rising from the charred bus with its front smashed and migrants lying on the road with bloodied faces.
The rescue teams have shifted the injured to the hospital, the hospital authorities reported that they are in critical condition.
The incident occurred due to the over loading of the bus.