British tourist dies after speedboat crashes into water taxi in Turkey


A British woman has been killed and her husband left in critical condition following a speedboat accident in Turkey.

The victim, identified in local media as a 45-year-old Englishwoman, died when the ship she was traveling in collided with a water taxi in front of horrified holidaymakers off Marmaris, Mugla.

Emergency services responded to the incident, which happened within sight of the five-star Elegance Hotel around 1.30pm local time on Thursday, but could not save her.

The woman’s husband was taken to hospital and placed in an intensive care unit, according to local media, which published footage of the boats colliding and photos of the damaged speedboat after being brought ashore .

It is unclear at this stage what caused the collision and police are investigating.

Four people traveling in the water taxi suffered less serious injuries and were taken to Ahu Hospital in the popular resort town.

A 44-year-old Londoner on holiday in Marmaris told The sun“It was a terrible accident and many people who saw it were walking around in shock.

“Some of the injured were in terrible condition and the deceased woman was brought ashore in a body bag – she clearly didn’t stand a chance.

“The sea was a bit chaotic with so many speedboats and roaring para-sails, but nobody expected that.”

Local media published a video showing two boats colliding


A spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: ‘We are providing consular assistance following the death of a British woman and the hospitalization of three British nationals in Turkey, and are in contact with local authorities.

Marmaris is a Mediterranean resort town along the southwest coast of Turkey and is popular with British tourists.

It is known for its vibrant nightlife and is home to open-air clubs and music venues.


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