May 13, 2017 / 11:06 AM / 5 months ago

Bus crash kills 17 in southwest Turkey tourist town

Medics and rescue workers stand at the scene after a tourist bus crashed near the southwestern holiday town of Marmaris, Turkey, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kenan Gurbuz

ANKARA (Reuters) - Seventeen people were killed and 13 injured when a bus carrying Turkish tourists crashed near the southwestern holiday town of Marmaris, a local governor said on Saturday.

Television footage from the scene showed a yellow bus lying on its side surrounded by ambulances, with bodies nearby.

The bus had traveled from the western city of Izmir, the governor told reporters in televised comments.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Mark Potter

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