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Saudi Citizens injured in Turkish accident airlifted to Kingdom

Citizens injured in Turkish accident airlifted to Saudi Arabia

The Saudi embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, evacuated the Saudi citizens injured in the traffic accident in the city of “Rize”, with two medical evacuation planes, to complete their treatment in the Kingdom.



This comes under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, and with continuous follow-up by the Saudi Foreign Minister, while the embassy appreciated the Saudi leadership’s interest in caring for their citizens everywhere.



On the twentieth of this month, 4 people were injured, when a tourist bus carrying 23 Saudis overturned in the Asmali village of the municipality of Junay Su, in the state of Rize, in the Black Sea region of northern Turkey.



Yermak Ramzan Yanik, a government official in the village of Asmali and his position as “Mukhtar”, said that the accident, which occurred on Saturday evening, was a result of the bus driver using the brakes excessively on one of the hills, which led to it colliding with a concrete wall on the right of the road and overturning.



Last Sunday, the Saudi embassy issued a statement, saying that it and the Consulate General in Istanbul were following up on the health status of some injured Saudi tourists, and indicated in a statement on its website that the injured were treated, and their condition ranged from moderate to slight, including 4 children, and they were also transferred. 4 more people to the hospital.



The embassy indicated that at the time, it identified the unfortunate incident to provide all forms of assistance, check on their health, and end all their necessary needs.

The embassy clarified that the number of injured citizens in the accident is 18, of whom 6 are hospitalized.


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