British tourist, 54, dies when caravan catches fire in Turkey

British tourist, 54, is killed in caravan fire when ‘electrical heater starts blaze’ during holiday with her boyfriend in Turkey

  • Briton was staying in a caravan with her boyfriend in Bodrum when it caught fire
  • Woman could not escape from the blaze and died while her boyfriend escaped 

A British tourist has been burned alive after the caravan she was staying in with her boyfriend caught fire in Turkey. 

The 54-year-old woman was on holiday in the Turkish port city of Bodrum when the caravan erupted into flames after an electrical heater reportedly caught fire in the early hours of this morning.

She and her Turkish boyfriend woke to find the fire quickly engulfing their caravan and desperately tried to flee. 

But the woman’s frantic efforts to reach the door of the caravan and escape in time came to no avail, with the Briton remaining trapped within the inferno. 

Her boyfriend, who was not named, somehow managed to escape from the fire and is being treated for burns.  

Firefighters rushed to the scene but were unable to extinguish the fire in time to save the Briton. They recovered the woman’s lifeless body inside the charred remains of the caravan today. 

A British holidaymaker has burned alive in Turkey after she was trapped inside a caravan with her boyfriend when it caught fire (pictured)

Pictured: The charred remains of the couple’s caravan which caught fire in Bodrum

A firefighter works to put out out the fire where the 54-year-old Briton was staying with her boyfriend

The Briton’s body has been taken to the morgue of the Mugla Forensic Medicine Institute for an autopsy.

The blaze was started after an electrical heater caught fire, local media report.

Bodrum is a popular tourist destination with Brits with lots of local bazaars save additional leather goods which are particularly popular in the region.

It also has a lot of yachts and marinas and there are also a lot of hiking trails in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

MailOnline has contacted the UK Foreign Office for comment. 

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