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03 Nov 2019 | 07:48 PM UTC

Turkey: At least 13 wounded in Istanbul bus-ramming incident November 3

Turkey News Alert

At least 13 people wounded after bus driver rams vehicle into a stop in Istanbul on November 3; investigation underway

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/3/2019, 1:00 AM until 11/5/2019, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Istanbul

Event

At least 13 people were wounded after a bus driver rammed his vehicle into a crowded stop in Istanbul on Sunday, November 3. The driver attacked several bystanders with a knife as they attempted to prevent him from fleeing the scene. Police officials confirmed that the driver has been detained. It remains unclear whether the man intentionally drove the bus into the stop. An investigation into the incident is underway.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the incident.

Advice

Individuals in Istanbul are advised to monitor developments to the situation and avoid the area of the incident.

 

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