At least 23 dead after bus crash in southwestern Turkey

The accident happened in the tourist town of Marmaris

At least 23 dead after bus crash in southwestern Turkey

Turkish police officers work next to an overturned bus at the scene of a traffic accident | Image: PA Images

Updated at 16:52

At least 23 people are now believed to have died after a bus crash in Turkey.

It's understood the vehicle plunged off a cliff, while travelling between Izmir and Marmaris, and hit a car on the road below.

Footage from the scene shows a yellow bus lying on its side surrounded by ambulances.

Around 40 people - mostly women and children - are thought to have been on the bus at the time. 

The bus was traveling from the western city of Izmir.