turn turtle

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Synonyms for turn turtle

overturn accidentally

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The truck hit the bus from the right, causing it to turn turtle several times.
KARACHI, April 28, 2010 (Frontier Star): At least ten passengers sustained severe injuries when coaster turn turtle due to over speeding here on Super Highway Karachi on Wednesday.
HYDERABAD TOWN, February 08, 2010 (Frontier Star): Three people including a Schoolteacher and a student were killed and 30 injured when a passenger bus turn turtle. According to details, on the other day a passenger bus having registration no LWC 5122 was coming from Pindi Bhattian to Sargodha when it went out of control and turn turtle near Chak 88 South.
ISLAMKOT, December 01, 2009 (Balochistan Times): At least eight people were killed and 25 other received serious injuries when a passenger Van turn turtle due to over speed at Nangar Parkhar road here on Tuesday.
According to details coach number JA-215 turn turtle in Baldia town while racing and killed three passengers and injured six.