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At least 30 dead in Turkey bus crash

world Updated: Apr 14, 2007 15:49 IST

A bus full of elementary school students crashed into a truck in central Turkey on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many of them young children, authorities said.

The bus was bringing the students from Izmir, a city on the Turkish Aegean, to Cappadocia, a popular tourist spot in central Turkey known for its unusual geological formations.

The crash occurred on a highway near the city of Aksaray, close to Cappadocia. Aksaray Gov. Sebati Buyuran said the number of dead was at least 30, the government-owned Anatolia news agency reported.

More than 20 injured were sent to regional hospitals for treatment, health chief Akin Sudemen said.