Bus on way to ANZAC Day catches fire in Turkey; no one hurt
In this Tuesday, April 24, 2018 photo, a bus, Australians and New Zealanders on their way to the commemoration event at the Anzac Cove beach in the Gallipoli peninsula, the site of World War I, landing of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), gather around their bus which bursted into flames n Kucukkuyu, western Turkey. More than forty passengers were making the five-hour trip from the Turkish city of Izmir to Anzac Cove when the engine began smoking in the district of Kucukkuyu and no one was hurt. Each year thousands of Australians and New Zealanders make their way to Turkey to attend the Anzac Day dawn service at Anzac Cove. (Dilara Erdinc/DHA-Depo Photos via AP) (Associated Press) April 25 at 2:48 AM
ANKARA, Turkey â" Turkeyâs state-run news agency says a bus transporting New Zealanders to ANZAC Day ceremonies commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the World War I Gallipoli landings caught fire in northwestern Turkey. No one was hurt.
Anadolu Agency says that the bus caught fire late Tuesday near the town of Ayvacik, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the city of Canakkale. All 45 passengers and their Turkish tour guide safely evacuated before the fire engulfed the bus, the agency said.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
The Gallipoli campaign was the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I. Thousands attend commemoration services on the peninsula each year.
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