Turkey Bus Disaster kills four Russian tourists; 16 injured

 Tuesday, August 3, 2021 

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A bus carrying foreign tourists overturned in the Turkish province of Antalya, killing four Russian tourists and injuring 16. The accident happened in the Side area on Monday evening, August 2 at about 6PM local time, near the town of Manavgat .

The bus was carrying Russian tourists from the Konakli village to Antalya Airport – the vacationers were supposed to fly back home to Russia at 9:50PM that night. According to Turkish police report, the bus driver lost control and drove into the oncoming lane where the bus rolled over. There were 22 Russian tourists on the bus who had finished their vacation in Antalya. Four bus passengers were killed in the crash, at least sixteen were injured.

As per the Russian tour operator Intourist, all necessary assistance was provided to the victims of the crash. At the moment, all tourists are in four hospitals in Antalya province. Information on the condition of the victims is being clarified. The bus driver is unconscious in serious condition.

This is not the first accident with Russian tourists in Turkey in recent months. On April 10, a Russian woman died in a bus accident in Antalya, Turkey. 26 Russian tourists out of 32 on bus were injured in that crash.

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