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Turkish bus hits bridge, 5 killed

Baku, August 24, AZERTAC

At least five people were killed and many others injured early Thursday in a bus crash on the Eskisehir-Ankara highway in central Turkey, Anadolu Agency reports.

The bus, which had departed from the Aegean city of Izmir, lost control about 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside of Ankara, the Turkish capital, and crashed into a pillar of a bridge spanning the highway.

A large number of firefighters were sent to rescue trapped passengers while the wounded were taken to hospital.

Part of the highway remains closed to traffic.

Rescue efforts are ongoing.

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