TCDD: Guard barrier closing the train minibus was hit by Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Directorate, guarded the state runs between Mersin TAŞKENT- Huzurkent and barrier in Bagcilar level crossings, with the shuttle van into the barrier closing the gate by the gate guard out front of the passenger train Stating that 9 people died in the parade accident, he emphasized that the administrative and judicial investigation initiated in connection with the incident continued.
TCDD made a written statement regarding the gate accident in Mersin. In the statement, it was emphasized that the service minibus with a 07.35 M 33 plate service at 1104 queues today stands before the passenger train operating between Mersin and Tarsus, despite the barrier and guardian Bağcılar level crossing located between Km.16 + 036 between Mersin and Adana.
Noting that the service minibus entering the gate at the crossing of Bağcılar, which is located between Taşkent and Huzurkent in Mersin, while the barrier was closed by the gate guard, the accident occurred when the shuttle minibus entered the pass in front of the passenger train.
“Among the passengers in the minibus during the accident: 9 people, including Mine Sertaş, Onur Atlı, Harun Kaya, Sinan Özpolat, Ayhan Akkoç, Kenan Erdinç, Cavit Yılmaz, Mehmet Akçam, Önal Acar, died. The minibus driver Rahmi KAYA and the passengers in the van Servet Çelik, Mustafa Baygon, and Uğur Ateş and Halil Demir on the train were injured from various parts. The injured are treated in various hospitals. The administrative and judicial investigation launched against the incident continues.