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.
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.
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.
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.