British guy dead and 2 pals defending life in Turkey

    British man dead and two friends fighting for life in Turkey

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    Richard Molloy (far left)took a trip to Marmaris, Turkey, with 2 pals, called in your area as Declan Carson and Aaron Callaghan (Picture: Instagram/Facebook)

    A guy has actually passed away and 2 others are defending their lives after taking a trip to Turkey for oral treatment.

    Richard Molloy, 33, from Ardoyne, north Belfast, died on Saturday after flying to the southern port city of Marmaris. It is not understood what triggered his death.

    His 2 pals, called in your area as Declan Carson and Aaron Callaghan, likewise apparently from Ardoyne, are stated to be in a vital condition in medical facility.

    The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which is assisting Richard’s household bring his remains home, stated it was not yet verified how the trio fell seriously ill.

    Colin Bell, of the Trust, informed The Belfast Telegraph: ‘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.’

    Sources told The Guardian the men were in Turkey to undergo a teeth whitening procedure. The country has a strong medical and dental tourism industry.

    There were unconfirmed reports that the friends had taken medication linked to the treatment, before being found unconscious in their apartment, according to the paper.

    Richard Molloy (left) from Belfast died on Saturday (Picture: Instagram)
    (R-L) Aaron Callaghan, Richard Molloy (back) and Declan Carson reportedly travelled to Marmaris for dental treatment (Picture: Facebook)

    However, it has not been suggested that the drugs led to the men falling ill.

    Aaron posted a photo of the him and his two friends in the sea on Friday with the caption: ‘How’s your Friday’.

    St James’ Swifts Football Club posted a message of support for its former player Aaron, who was said to have been in a coma along with Declan. Their condition is understood to have improved.

    The club tweeted : ‘Our thoughts and prayers go out to former first team player Aaron Callaghan today.

    ‘Everyone at the club are thinking of you during this time and we have both you (and) your friends within our hearts.’

    The three friends had travelled to Marmaris for a teeth whitening treatment, according to reports (Picture: Ayhan Altun)

    Sinn Fein MP for North Belfast John Finucane described Richard’s death as ‘absolutely heartbreaking’.

    He said: ‘It’s just a tragedy now that there is a family going to have to make plans to bring their son home to bury him.’

    A Foreign Office spokesperson said: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Turkey and we are in contact with the Turkish authorities.’

    The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said it was also providing consular support.

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