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14 people killed and 18 injured after bus swerves off road

At least 14 people have died after a bus veered off a road and overturned in western Turkey.

Some 18 people were left injured in the crash in Balikesir province, and were being treated in five hospitals.

The governor’s office said the bus overturned at 4.40am local time.

Emergency units rushed to the crash site, where 11 people were pronounced dead.

A further three passengers died in hospital.

No other details were immediately available.

BALIKESIR, TURKEY - AUGUST 08: A drone point of view of the scene after a passenger bus overturned in western Turkey, killing at least 14 and wounding 18 on August 08, 2021 in Balikesir. (Photo by Sergen Sezgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
At least 14 people were killed and several others left injured (Picture: Anadolu Agency)
BALIKESIR, TURKEY - AUGUST 08: A view from the scene after a passenger bus overturned in western Turkey, killing at least 14 and wounding 18 on August 08, 2021 in Balikesir. (Photo by Mirac Kaya/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The cause behind the horrific crash is not yet known (Picture: Anadolu Agency)
BALIKESIR, TURKEY - AUGUST 08: A drone point of view of the scene after a passenger bus overturned in western Turkey, killing at least 14 and wounding 18 on August 08, 2021 in Balikesir. (Photo by Sergen Sezgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The bus crashed over the barriers at a bend in the road (Picture: Anadolu Agency)
BALIKESIR, TURKEY - AUGUST 08: A view from the scene after a passenger bus overturned in western Turkey, killing at least 14 and wounding 18 on August 08, 2021 in Balikesir. (Photo by Mirac Kaya/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Rescuers sift through the debris and personal belongings left strewn over the crash site (Picture: Anadolu Agency)

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