Three dead and 31 injured after Turkish truck crash

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Three people have been killed and at least 31 injured after a truck smashed into a bus near the north-eastern Turkish city of Trabzon, the Anatolia news agency reported.

Three people have been killed and at least 31 injured after a truck smashed into a bus near the north-eastern Turkish city of Trabzon, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The bus was carrying passengers from the Georgian capital Tblisi to Istanbul when it hit a truck near Trabzon, 120 miles from the Georgian border. The nationalities of the people killed were not immediately known. Twenty-nine of the injured people were Georgians, according to Anatolia.

Every year thousands of people travel to Turkey from Georgia and other former Eastern block countries to stock up on clothing and other products to sell back home. The so-called "suitcase trade" is worth billions of dollars a year.

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