Czech soccer star killed in bus crash

Ankara: Czech soccer player Josef Sural from Turkey’s top tier Aytemiz Alanyaspor has been killed after a minibus crash while returning from an away match, the club said on Monday.

Sural, a striker for Alanyaspor and the Czech national team, died at the hospital where he and six of his teammates were taken after the crash, the club said on Twitter.

Josef Sural was killed when his VIP mini bus crashed.

Josef Sural was killed when his VIP mini bus crashed.Credit:AP

Seven Alanyaspor players had rented a VIP minibus to return from Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Kayserispor and the vehicle crashed five kilometres from the southern coastal town of Alanya, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The rest of the club’s players and staff had returned with the team bus or on their own, Anadolu said, adding the driver of the VIP bus had been detained after the accident and an investigation had been launched.




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