MALKARA, Turkey, Oct. 5 (UPI) --
A truck carrying illegal immigrants crashed in northwestern Turkey Sunday, killing 18 people and injuring 23 more, a provincial official said.
Gov. Aydin Nezih Dogan of Tekirdag province told the Anatolia Agency the truck veered off the road and rolled into a ditch. The accident happened near Malkara, he said.
The governor said most those who died were immigrants from Burma. Officials were trying to identify the victims and determine their nationalities.
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