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33 injured in bus collision with tram in Istanbul

An aerial view of accident scene where damaged bus and tram are seen as rescue operation continues after a tram collided with IETT bus in Alibeykoy district of Istanbul,Turkiye on December 05, 2022 [Atilla Sevil/Anadolu Agency]
An aerial view of accident scene where damaged bus and tram are seen as rescue operation continues after a tram collided with IETT bus in Alibeykoy district of Istanbul,Turkiye on December 05, 2022 [Atilla Sevil/Anadolu Agency]

A tram and an inner-city passenger bus collided in Istanbul's Alibeykoy neighbourhood on Monday, resulting in 19 people being injured, including four in critical condition, local media reports.

According to the report, the accident occurred near the Alibeykoy tram stop when the bus was trying to pass across the tramway's tracks.

A large number of ambulances were dispatched to the scene to assist the 19 people who were injured, according to reports. The moment of the accident was also caught by security cameras.

"Our services will work temporarily between the Cibali and University stations on our T5 Cibali-Alibeykoy Bus Terminal Tram Line," the statement made by Metro Istanbul, the tram authority, said.

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