Ten Britons hurt in Turkey blasts

Ten Britons have been injured after three explosions hit a holiday resort in Turkey, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has said.
The blasts happened at the coastal resort of Marmaris.

All ten are in hospital with four seriously injured, the FCO said. The explosions are said to have occurred in the past few hours.

The Foreign Office had no further details on the cause of explosions or the exact location.

A spokeswoman added consular staff were on the ground in the area.

She said it was likely that the 10 injured were holidaymakers but that British nationals could be living in the area.
Speedy recovery for the injured.
Reuters now reporting 4 blasts and 22 injured.

Four blasts in Turkey hurt 22

By Emma Ross-Thomas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Four separate blasts on Turkey's popular coastal region and in the country's commercial capital Istanbul injured 22 people, including 10 Britons, a state news agency and British authorities said on Monday.

Anatolian news agency said three blasts occurred around the Mediterranean resort of Marmaris early on Monday, including in the city center, and another in Istanbul's Bagcilar district late on Sunday, injuring 22 people.

The British Foreign Office said 10 British tourists were among the injured and were in hospital, three in intensive care. There were no immediate claims of responsibility and Turkish authorities were not immediately available for comment.

The Britons were in a minibus on one of Marmaris' main streets, packed with bars and restaurants, when the blast occurred.

"I can confirm that there were three explosions but the (British) injuries all came from the first explosion," said a British embassy spokeswoman in Ankara. "All the British injuries were on the minibus."

Television pictures showed ambulances and police cars at the scene of the explosions.

Marmaris is a coastal resort popular with west European and Russian tourists as well as Turks -- for many the last weekend of their annual summer holiday.


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