Swedish teen and Danish woman die in Turkey tourist bus crash
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The bus carrying Scandinavian tourists was returning to the resort town of alanya from an excursion in the mountains when the accident took place. AA photoA bus carrying Scandinavian tourists crashed in the southern Turkish resort city of Alanya, killing two tourists from Sweden and Denmark.
Media reports are stating that the deceased Swede, identified as Oliver Andre Karlsson, was 15-years-old and was travelling with his relatives. He was immediately taken to hospital after sustaining a serious injury in the accident, but could not be saved despite the efforts of the medical team.
In addition, The Associated Press quoted the spokesman for a Danish travel agency confirming Ritzau news agency's report that a 68-year-old Danish woman also died in the crash. Torben Andersen of the Spies travel agency said 11 Swedes, 10 Norwegians and six Danes were on their way back from an excursion in the mountains when the accident took place.
The other tourists sustained minor injuries, while the driver and the two guides were unharmed.
An investigation into the accident has been launched by Turkish police.