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NZers flee burning tour bus heading to Gallipoli

New Zealanders and Australians were on this tour bus which caught fire in Turkey as it was heading to Anzac commemorations in Gallipoli. - Photo: Screenshot / Channel 9

New Zealanders and others on a tour group had to flee a burning bus that was enroute to Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli.

The tour bus caught fire as it was heading to the Anzac Day services in Gallipoli, Turkey.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it understood 15 New Zealanders were onboard the tour bus.

A spokesperson said all were safe and well, however many had lost their personal belongings.

Consular officials are in Gallipoli and were providing emergency assistance, the spokesperson said.


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