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Nine Killed in Turkey Bus Crash

January 1, 2002

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) _ At least nine people died and 20 were injured when a bus slid off the road and crashed in central Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported Tuesday.

The crash late Monday involved bus traveling from the southern city of Malatya to Istanbul. The vehicle careered off an icy road in the central province of Kayseri, 480 miles southeast of Istanbul, Anatolia said.

Eight passengers were killed in the crash. The bus driver died in a hospital early Tuesday, Anatolia said.

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