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Bus Driver In Istanbul Rams Vehicle Into Crowd, Stabs People, Leaving 13 Injured

A bus driver in Istanbul rammed his vehicle into a crowd waiting by a stop, stabbed several people and jumped into the sea.
05 Nov 2019 15:05
Bus Driver In Istanbul Rams Vehicle Into Crowd, Stabs People, Leaving 13 Injured
The bus after it has rammed into a crowd in Istanbul. Source: Independent

A bus driver in Istanbul rammed his vehicle into a crowd waiting by a stop, stabbed several people and jumped into the sea, Independent News reported.

It is unclear whether the 33-year-old crashed his bus deliberately during the incident on Sunday afternoon.

He tried to escape the scene and was stopped by a man near the stop. The driver stabbed the man with a knife and then attacked others who tried to stop him with the blade.

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At least 13 people were injured in the incident, including two children. Around five of the victims are thought to have been critically wounded.

Three Iranian citizens are also among the injured. Detectives said the bus driver leapt into the sea in an attempt to escape but was later arrested by police officers.

“The wounded were taken to the surrounding hospitals by ambulances,” a spokesperson for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the local authority, said.

“We have started a comprehensive investigation about the driver, vehicle owner and Private Public Bus Company.”

 

Turkey: 13 injured as driver rams bus into crowded stop in Istanbul

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe At least 13 people were injured after a bus driver rammed his bus into a crowded bus stop in Istanbul, on Sunday, and attacked people trying to prevent him from fleeing with a knife. The 33-year-old bus driver was detained by police after running into the crowd to escape.

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