Death toll rises to 46 in 2016 Istanbul airport attack

Death toll rises to 46 in 2016 Istanbul airport attack

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Death toll rises to 46 in 2016 Istanbul airport attack

The death toll from Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport bomb and gun attack on June 28, 2016 increased to 46 on Oct. 23 when a 52-year-old man, Metin Şan, died after 16 months.

Metin Şan and his wife Yasemin Şan had become victims of the attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on their way back from a vacation in Greece.

Şan, an engineer, and his wife were taken under treatment following the attack on three different spots of the Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul’s Yeşilköy district.

Yasemin Şan had recovered after a three-month treatment, but Metin Şan stayed in intensive care unit for six months after his internal organs as well as his cardiac valve and his eyes were heavily injured by shrapnel pieces.

Şan was frequently taken to hospital for reasons inflicting from his wounds.

But Şan, who was brought to the Koşuyolu Kartal Hospital three months ago and was placed in intensive care unit, died on Oct. 22, when his infected cardiac valve caused his collapse.

Turkey on June 28 marked one year since the triple suicide bombing and gun attack on the main international airport in Istanbul that left dozens dead.

Late in the evening of June 28, 2016, three attackers shot randomly at passengers and staff at the airport before blowing themselves up.

It is the deadliest attack on an airport in the country’s history.

Istanbul, Atatürk Airport, Attack