Seven killed in bus crash in Turkey

At least seven people have been killed and 11 others injured when a truck collided with a passenger bus in Turkey's eastern Agri province.

"Seven of our citizens have passed away after a bus crashed with a truck and caught fire," Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

Heavy black smoke billowed from the scene and local media reports said passengers had suffered severe burns.

"A large number of teams has been sent to the accident scene, and rescue efforts continue," the interior ministry said in a statement.

Agri province sits on Turkey's borders with Armenia and Iran.