The families of the students who died in the accident in Niğde were left in tears! Festivals canceled

Relatives of Konya University Sociology Department student Sude Akkuş (20), who lost her life in the accident in which 3 people died and 41 people were injured, as a result of the bus carrying university students overturned in Niğde, was mourned at her home in the Kartepe district of Kocaeli. While Şaban Akkuş went to Niğde to receive his daughter’s body, other members of the family offered their condolences in front of the house. The concert and entertainment sections of the youth festival held in the district were also cancelled.


The accident occurred at around 04:00 on the Adana – Niğde Highway, near Güney Village. The 41 C 0641 plated tour bus from Adana to Konya, the driver of which has not been disclosed, went out of control and overturned into a stockade. Upon the notification of the people around, many police, gendarmerie, fire department, health, AFAD and UMKE teams were sent to the accident site. Due to the accident, Sude Akkuş, Ömer Faruk Küçük and İlayda Karakoca lost their lives. 41 injured people were treated in hospitals.


Sude Akkuş, a student at the Department of Sociology at Konya University, who lost her life, is in mourning at her home in Kocaeli’s Kartepe district. Şaban Akkuş, who received the sad news of one of his two children, Sude, went to Niğde to receive the funeral, while other members of the family accepted their condolences in front of the house. It was also seen that the teams belonging to the municipality set up a condolence tent in front of the house.


After the sad news was heard in the city, the entertainment parts of the ‘Youth Festival’, organized by Kartepe Municipality for the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, were also cancelled. While the concert of singer Ece Seçkin, who will be performing at the festival, has been cancelled, the festival will only continue with events.

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