3 Russians hurt in traffic accident in Turkey still in Turkish hospital

MOSCOW, August 4 (Itar-Tass) —— Three Russian tourists who were injured in a Wednesday traffic accident in Turkey are still in a Turkish hospital, the press service of the Russian Tourism Agency reported on Thursday.

“We have contacted the hospital on the Turkish city of Side where eight Russian tourists hurt in the accident were taken. According to latest information, three Russians are still in the hospital. They have undergone operations to extract fragments of broken glass,” the press service said. “The operations were successful, the three Russian are in satisfactory condition and will be released in a couple of days.”

According to the press service, the agency is “in permanent contact with Turkish medics and keeps a close eye on the situation.”

The accident occurred on Wednesday near the resort city of Side. A bus with 26 tourists from Russia, Israel, Iran, and Great Britain was heading for a rafting camp. The driver lost control of the vehicle, the bus went off the road and overturned. As many as 15 tourists, including eight Russians from the city of Kaliningrad, sought medical help. Five Russian were discharged from hospital later in the day.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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