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Two Turkish athletes killed in traffic accident

English.news.cn   2012-08-26 20:10:15            

ANKARA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A car driven by a prominent Turkish national marathon runner Bekir Karayel went off the road and rolled several times, causing the deaths of two athletes and injuring four other people in southwestern Turkey on Saturday, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on Sunday.

The accident took place along the Denizli-Afyon highway in Denizli province, said the report, adding that Turkish athletes Erkan Kus and Kasim Uludag were killed while Karayel and another athlete, Can Kucukbilgili, were injured.

Two other people -- Hakan Karayel and Atilla Kesan -- were also hurt, said the report, adding that Karayel was taken to Pamukkale University Hospital for treatment and the other injured to Denizli State Hospital.

Editor: Tang Danlu
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