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One Russian taken to hospital after bus crash in Turkey

September 15, 2013, 20:18 UTC+3
The bus went onto the ongoing lane, then hit a tree and overturned. An investigation is underway
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MOSCOW, September 15 (Itar-Tass) - A Russian tourist was taken to hospital after a bus crash in Turkey’s resort city of Marmaris. Medics say he is in satisfactory condition, Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Russian Travel Operators, told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

She cited Russian travels companies’ reports saying that 42 passengers were hurt in the accident. “No one died, many people were injured by broken glass,” she said. “One Russian national was taken to hospital. He is in satisfactory condition. All others were taken to their hotels. The money for the failed excursion was paid back to them.”

On Sunday, the Russian consulate general in Antalya confirmed the accident. According to the consulate, 38 people received minor injuries. Russian diplomats however said no one had been hospitalized.

The accident took place on Saturday when the tourist bus owned by Pegas Turistik travel company was on its way from Marmaris to Dalyan along a winding road. According to passengers, the diver fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle. The bus went onto the ongoing lane, then hit a tree and overturned. An investigation is underway

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