Deaths as Turkish coach with Russian tourists crashes / VIDEO

A tour bus carrying Russian tourists from southern town of Alanya to western town of Pamukkale overturned on Tuesday.

Deaths as Turkish coach with Russian tourists crashes / VIDEO


A coach carrying Russian tourists crashed near Turkey's southern resort of Antalya on Tuesday, killing 16 people and injuring dozens more, broadcasters and a news agency reported.


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Television pictures showed the wrecked coach lying on its roof after leaving the road and falling into a ditch in the early hours of Tuesday. The dead included the Turkish driver and tour guide while the reamining fatalities were Russian tourists.


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Antalya Deputy Governor Mehmet Seyman told the state-run Anatolian news agency 16 people were killed in the accident, and 25 tourists were injured. Rescue teams were trying to get the injured out of the coach, he added.


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Antalya is one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations, and visited every year by hundreds of thousands of mainly German, Russian and British tourists.
 

 

 

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