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16 October 2018 British tourists have been evacuated from the Suncity Hotel in Oludeniz Turkey

posted 17 Oct 2018, 07:42 by Ian Clarenbone

HUNDREDS of British holidaymakers had to change hotels after an outbreak of the deadly Legionnaires’ disease.

Travel firm Tui acted after the scare last week at the four-star Suncity hotel in Oludeniz, Turkey. Some guests had been diagnosed with the waterborne illness when they returned to the UK, the company confirmed. Tui said the move was “precautionary”, adding: “We audit all of the hotels to ensure they meet our high standards.”

A TUI spokeswoman said: “We were made aware a small number of holidaymakers who returned to the UK have been diagnosed with Legionnaires Disease, following a stay at the Suncity Hotel in Oludeniz. As per our standard procedures, we are working with the hotel management to conduct the relevant risk assessment. As a precautionary measure, all customers have been relocated to alternative accommodation. We closely audit all of the hotels to which we operate to ensure they meet our high health and safety standards, and we would like to reassure customers that situations such as this are extremely rare.”