UK/Turkey

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Three British tourists and five Turkish citizens are feared dead after their coach transporting them back to the airport crashed into a taxi. All five occupants of the taxi are believed to have been killed. A further 30 occupants of the coach were injured. The coach was taking holidaymakers to Ismir Airport when the collision occured. There has been some criticism in the UK of the standards of driving by coach drivers in Turkey. However, early reports indicate that the taxi was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident. The Turkish authorities have set up an investigation. (19/10/98)

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