The bus was driving the visitors through central Turkey, heading to Cappadocia, when the tragic incident occurred. The remaining injured travellers were taken to the nearest hospital and given emergency assistance, according to the Consulate General.
“According to preliminary information received by the Consulate General in the local law enforcement agencies, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle on the icy road due to bad weather conditions. As a result of the accident, 26 Russians were injured. Unfortunately, the Turkish authorities confirmed the death of one Russian woman,” the Consulate General said. “Two employees of the Russian Embassy in Ankara urgently went to the scene to provide consular assistance to the injured and clarify the circumstances of the incident. The Embassy and the Consulate General in Antalya are in contact with the local authorities.”
Over the long holiday weekend in April, a train crash in Taiwan left more than 40 dead and around 200 injured after a lorry slipped down onto the train tracks at the opening of a tunnel near the city of Hualien, causing the train to derail.