Three Turks drown, one hospitalized in Spain

Two disabled Turkish students and their teacher drown near Spain’s southern Mediterranean city of Marbella.

Three Turks drown, one hospitalized in Spain

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three Turks drowned and one was rescued Monday near a beach in Spain’s southern Mediterranean city of Marbella, Spanish officials said.

A group of 10 disabled students and their two teachers, all from Turkey, had arrived to Spain last week to participate in a two-week program for the mentally-challenged.

The group was swimming on Monday afternoon in Marbella's La Venus beach when the 18 and 19-year-old students and their 29-year-old teacher drowned.

Another 18-year-old was rescued and hospitalized in serious condition, according to information obtained by The Anadolu Agency correspondent.

An emergency worker stated that there were no lifeguards or coastguards in the area where the incident happened.

Spanish police have launched an investigation. Turkey's Ambassador to Spain Ayse Sinirlioglu said she was in contact with Spanish authorities, as well as the Turkish group, and added that she would send a diplomat to the area.

The bodies of the three victims will be sent to Turkey after autopsy procedures.

Last Mod: 14 Nisan 2015, 14:24
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