On Friday morning, the Thai embassy in Ankara reported the death of two Thai tourists, among the 26 Thais injured in a bus accident in Turkey.
At a Friday press conference, Kanchana Patarachoke, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, updated on the Denizli province bus accident in Turkey and the casualties.
Kanchana revealed that the Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara reported on Thursday about a tourist bus carrying 26 Thais crashing into a signboard, causing injuries.
On Friday morning, she announced the death of two Thais and one Turkish individual, without disclosing their names.
The 24 other injured Thai passengers are being treated in various hospitals, with some already discharged after recovery.
The tourist agency’s representative is responsible for looking after the affected tourists, the spokeswoman noted.
“The Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara has informed that they had sent embassy staffs to visit the injured. For the bodies, it is up to their families member on the next procedure. The embassy is always ready to help,” she stated.
The Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara has sent staff to visit the injured. The handling of the deceased’s bodies depends on their family’s decision. The embassy is prepared to provide assistance, she informed.
Kanchana mentioned that families unable to contact the tourist agency could reach out to the Consular Department or the Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara for information and help.
Regarding the accident’s costs, she stated that Turkish legal proceedings would determine the further investigation.