11 injured after Istanbul bus driver attacked by man with umbrella

An umbrella used as a weapon led to 11 people being injured and several cars crushed on a highway in Istanbul in an attack on a bus driver on Friday.

The incident occurred during the morning rush hour in the Istanbul's Acibadem neighbourhood when a bus passenger went into a rage at the driver for not making an unscheduled stop in the middle of the road.

Local broadcaster NTV showed footage of the man attacking the driver with an umbrella, while the bus was moving at about 50 kilometres an hour in the middle lane.

At least three cars were crushed under the bus, as the driver lost control, but no one was killed.

Last update: Fri, 23/09/2016 - 17:16

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