British toddler in coma after loudspeaker falls on him in Bodrum
MUĞLA – Doğan News AgencyA 3-year-old boy has fallen into a coma after a loudspeaker fell on him while he was sleeping on a sunbed on the beach near Bodrum 17 days ago.
Stanley Burch, from Rainham in east London, suffered a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain after a loudspeaker at a height of eight meters fell on him, as he was laying on a sunbed of a five-star hotel June 12.
The child underwent surgery in a private hospital in Bodrum and was sent back to England on a specialized medical plane.
Stanley Burch’s parents, Rosie and Mitchell Burch, were staying in the Kadıkalesi neighborhood of Bodrum with their son and daughter.
“Now that we are home, we are concentrating on Stanley to ensure that he fully recovers from his injuries,” said Mitchell Burch.
The family told the British newspaper The Mirror they were considering legal action against Thomson Holidays, the U.K.-based travel operator that organized the family’s trip to Turkey.
The couple, who also have a five-year-old daughter named Rosie, said the hotel where they were staying, Yasmin Resort in Bodrum, has still not apologized for the incident.
“We gave statements to the police and we’re taking action against the hotel. They haven’t even apologized yet, which I think is disgusting,” said the father. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.