Truck overturn in western Turkey kills 22 migrants, injures 13

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PHOTO: DW Turkish service

At least 22 irregular migrants, including children, died and 13 were injured on Sunday when a truck carrying them overturned in Turkey’s western province of Izmir.
Ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

The truck was en route to Izmir from Aydin province and overturned in the Menderes district, according to local sources who did not want to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Meanwhile, the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Menderes launched an investigation into the incident.

Turkey has been a main route for irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe since 2011, when the Syrian civil war began.

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