17 dead as bus with illegal migrants crashes in Turkey: media

Ankara (AFP) – At least 17 people have been killed and another 36 wounded after a bus carrying illegal immigrants hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and  burst into flames, local media reported on Friday.

The bus, which crashed late Thursday on the Igdir-Kars highway, was carrying illegal immigrants from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.