Estonian woman dies in tourist bus accident in Turkey

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A bus carrying Estonians was in an accident in Turkey's southwestern Antalya Province on Sunday afternoon and one Estonian woman died, spokesperson for the German tourist company Tom-Travel, Maggie Schubert, told BNS.

In addition, three passengers and a tour guide were injured.

"Our group was on its way from Cappadocia. The accident happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m. local time. One woman was killed and several were injured. Our guide is still in surgey. We are also waiting for information on the guide's state," Schubert said.

According to Schubert it is not known exactly how many people were on the bus but all of them were Estonians. Later it was said that there were 24 passengers on the bus when the accident happened.

"We are constantly communicating with out Turkish colleagues to get new information as soon as possible," Schubert said. She added that according to initial information the accident might have occurred due to the roads being slippery as a result of rain.

Spokespeople for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the daily Postimees that they are aware of the accident and have the exact list of people who were on the bus.

According to latest information the woman who died in the accident was 52 years old.