Four Russian tourists, aged 31 to 60, found dead in the sauna of a resort hotel in Albania
Four Russian tourists, aged 31 to 60, found dead in sauna at five-star resort hotel in Albania
- Four bodies were found on Friday evening, all four having died of asphyxiation
- Tourists, aged 31 to 60, were part of the same group and could be family
- They were staying in an unnamed five-star resort 50 km from the capital Tirana
Four Russian tourists have been found dead in a resort town in western Albania.
Albanian police said the four were found suffocating in a sauna at a hotel in Qerret village on Friday evening.
Police did not give further details on the circumstances of the deaths, but said all hotel staff had been questioned.
Russian tourists, aged 31 to 60, were part of the same group that had been in the country for a week.
They were all residing in an unnamed five-star resort about 50 km west of the Albanian capital Tirana.
Albanian police say the four were found suffocating in the sauna of a hotel in Qerret village on Friday evening (file photo from the Albanian coast)
Investigators believe the people who died could be from the same family because of their surnames.
Tourism has become a major industry in Albania, which has 300 miles of coastline.
Qerret is a popular destination for Russian families looking to soak up the winter sun, as it enjoys mild temperatures throughout October.
It is also about a three-hour flight from Moscow.