Traffic accident kills 6 in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Six people died Monday when a semi-trailer truck crashed into two automobiles in Istanbul, Türkiye's largest city, Istanbul governor's office announced in a statement.

The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT) on the Trans-European Motorways in the Silivri district on the European side of the city, according to the statement.

Three more people were injured and rushed to nearby hospitals.

Gendarmerie units, firefighters, emergency medical units, as well as emergency and disaster response teams have been dispatched to the area.

Meanwhile, the accident disrupted the traffic on the highway, said the governor's office, adding that the traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction.

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