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September 23, 2020

MAE: 11 Romanian road accident injured in Tukey still in hospital, after three discharged

Eleven Romanian nationals injured in a road accident in Turkey on Monday on Tuesday were still hospitalised in Manavgat and Antalya, one of them at the intensive care unit with multiple injuries, while three were discharged, Romania’s Foreign Ministry (MAE) reported on Tuesday.

In a press statement released on Tuesday, MAE says that a mobile consular team and the representative of the Honorary Consulate of Romania in Antalya on Monday went to the hospitals in Manavgat and Anatalya that were taking care of the injured to provide consular assistance to the victims of the road accident and monitor the developments in their state of health.

MAE also says that the team and the consul have stayed in touch with the accident victims and the doctors, continuing their consular assistance actions.

It says that the repatriation of the injured Romanian nationals will be made in stages, according to the latest developments in the health state of each of them.

“About the repatriation of the dead bodies of the two Romanian nationals who died in the road accident, we can say that after the finalisation of all the specific procedures, their families will decide on how to repatriate them. The Romanian Embassy in Ankara will provide the necessary assistance in accordance with its legal powers. To this end, the mobile consular team will be in permanent touch with the families of the deceased,” says MAE.

MAE also says a task force is continuing to keep in permanent touch with the Romanian Embassy in Ankara, the mobile consular team, the Romanian attache in Ankara as well as the representative of the Honorary Romanian Consulate in Antalya.

A coach accident occurred in Turkey on Monday between Manavgat and Akseki that left two Romanian nationals dead and 14 injured, who were rushed to hospital for care.

MAE says the coach involved in the accident was carrying 16 Romanian travellers.

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