One Man Dead and Two Critical After Flying to Turkey for Dental Treatment

One man died on Saturday after travelling to Marmaris, Turkey, for teeth whitening treatment- two friends are left in critical condition.

Richard Molloy, of Belfast, died on Saturday after travelling to Marmaris, but it is not known yet exactly what caused his death. The two other men – named locally as Declan Carson and Aaron Callaghan, also from North Belfast – were left fighting for their lives in hospital.

It was reported they were in comas but their condition has now improved. The men had apparently travelled to Turkey for teeth whitening treatment. There are as-yet unconfirmed claims that the men ingested medication linked to the treatment before being found unconscious in a flat they had specially rented for their trip.

Colin Bell from the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust is assisting the family in bringing Mr Molloy’s remains home. He said, quote: “It’s a very difficult situation. The young fellow died out in Turkey after travelling with his two friends. I understand they had been travelling out for dental treatment, we don’t know how it happened but it ended up with Richard dying and the other two lads being seriously ill.”

He added: “At this stage, his sister has flown out and she’s been put in touch with the funeral company who are looking after Richard’s repatriation.” The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has said it was providing consular assistance. Turkey was added to the UK’s quarantine last week.

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