February 7, 2006

Twelve Turks killed in bus accident in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - Twelve Turkish tourists were killed in
Rome on Monday when a bus careered off a steep road, plunged
down a hill and into an apartment block's garden, police said.

Another 18 people, most of them Turks, were injured in the
crash, which occurred just after midnight on a winding road in
a neighborhood on Rome's outskirts. Four were in serious

The dead were six men and six women, police said. The cause
of the accident was not immediately known.

The group, part of a delegation of Turks attending a
convention, were returning to their hotels after a reception at
a villa near the site of the crash.