Traffic accident in Samsun kills 9, injures 9

April 21, 2009, Tuesday/ 16:34:00
Nine people were killed and nine others were injured in a traffic accident in the northern province of Samsun yesterday. The Anatolia news agency reported that a truck driven by Ahmet Coduroğlu collided with a minibus in the Kale area of Samsun province.Nine passengers on the bus -- Erol Şahin, Ömer Şahin, Necmiye Kalelioğlu, Duygu Çakır, Abdurrahman Cömert, Hatice Ay, Muradiye Kalelioğlu, Sevilay Şahin and Gönül Genç -- died after being taken to nearby hospitals. Nine other passengers are currently receiving treatment for their injuries. The group in the minibus was reportedly returning home from a wedding they had attended the night before. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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