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7 Sep, 2007 13:32

Bus crashes in Turkey plague Russian tourists

At least seventeen Russian tourists have been injured in three separate bus crashes in Turkey. A bus carrying Russian and Belarusian tourists crashed near the town of Belek, killing a Ukrainian tour guide and leaving twelve others injured. One is in a ser

According to the Russian General Consulate, the bus collided with a car while travelling from Alanya, a resort on the Mediterranean Sea, to Antalya airport. It's alleged the car ignored red traffic lights at a crossroads.

“This morning a bus carrying tourists from Russia and Belarus crashed while travelling from Alanya to the airport. A Ukrainian national who was working as a guide was killed. There were eleven tourists in the bus – five of them Russian and six from Belarus. Russian tourist Irina Popova is in a serious condition and has had an operation in Antalya. Another Russian, Evgeny Tsiplyakov will also have an operation. The lives of the other four Russians are not in danger,” Sergey Koritsky, Russia’s Vice-Consul in Antalya said.

Meanwhile, in another road incident near the Turkish industrial city of Denizli in the southwest of the country, seven tourists were injured as a bus hit a vehicle at the roadside.  

And in a third bus crash near the city of Alanya, five other Russian holiday-makers have been hurt. All of them were treated at the scene.