MOSCOW, Russia — According to media reports, a tour bus, traveling from Pamukkale to Anatolia, had overturned on a mountain road killing at least four tourists and injuring at least 37.
“According to the information that the embassy received from the General Directorate of Security… there was a road accident including a bus with tourists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Lithuania. As a result of the accident four Russians died, 27 people were injured, 20 of which are citizens of the Russian Federation,” Alexander Leshukov, an acting spokesman for the Russian Embassy, told RIA Novosti.
He added that a member of the consular staff was on his way to the site.
“We fell from a window, there are many dead…others are being treated now,” Russian tourist Zinaida Bogdanova, who was a passenger on the bus, told Rossiya 24 television. According to her, the driver lost control of the vehicle on a slippery road, and barely avoided falling into a ravine.
The bus belonged to the company Kilit Global, a counter-agent of the Russian travel operators Tez Tour and Biblio Globus. Local media said there were 64 passengers on the bus, mostly citizens of Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. The Tez Tour press service said there were also citizens of Lithuania among the passengers.