A tourist jeep safari ended in tragedy earlier this week when it over turned killing one of its passengers near Saklikent.

Jeep safaris are a very popular excursion for tourists staying in the main resorts in South West Turkey. They’re exciting and good fun. Passengers sit in the back of the open jeeps and enjoy the exhilarating ride. It’s a great way to see the stunning Turkish countryside but unfortunately, from time to time accidents do happen. In this case the passengers were very unfortunate.

A tourist jeep safari ended in tragedy earlier this week when it over turned killing one of its passengers near Letoon/Sakilkent.

Ali Bihan was driving jeep registration 48 HV 902 on 7 August when it hit a garden wall and rolled over killing one of the passengers, Christopher Roe, a UK tourist.  The other 6 UK passengers and the driver, Ali Bihan, were injured.  The English tourists were taken to Letoon Hospital and, as soon as they are fit to travel, they will return to England.

One of the injured, Linda Patmore, told a reporter “Our holiday was going so well.  We left the jeep safari for our last day.  When the jeep was on its way back it began to sway from side to side and I was very frightened.  The only thing I remember is the jeep going very fast and then it began to roll.  I don’t feel well now and who knows what will happen in the future?  We were having a great holiday in Turkey but this accident has spoiled it.”

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