Why did 88 Russians die in Turkey this summer?

Roughly 6 million Russian tourists visited Turkey in 2018 and even more arrived in 2019, but not all tourists are prepared for the vacation.

September 15, 2019 18:24
Why did 88 Russians die in Turkey this summer?

Russian tourists are seen at Jaz Tour Khalef Hotel, in Sousse, Tunisia, June 22, 2018. Picture taken June 22, 2018. . (photo credit: ZOUBEIR SOUISSI / REUTERS)

Turkey is a popular tourist destination for Russians during the summer, attracting more than six million visitors this summer alone, Turkish Minute reported.

Sadly, when millions of people vacation in a foreign country, some will run into hardships or accidents.

Elderly Russians, not used to the hot climate of Turkey, suffer from heat strokes. Russians are at times involved in car crashes.

Several children and teenagers died in Turkey in August, a 12-year-old girl drowned in a hotel pool, a 16-year old girl died after being taken to hospital with acute appendicitis and a teenaged girl died in a water park.

88 Russian citizens died in Turkey during their holiday this summer.

Russian ambassador in Turkey Alexei Erkhov stressed that most incidents were due to ‘commonplace causes.’


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