Explosions in Turkish resort leave 10 Britons in hospital

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Ten Britons were injured when a holiday resort in Turkey was hit by a series of explosions, the Foreign Office said last night.

At least three explosions occurred last night in Marmaris, in the south of the country. All 10 Britons were being treated in hospital, and four were seriously hurt, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

Turkey's state news agency, Anatolian, reported a fourth blast in Istanbul.

It was unclear how many people were injured in the blasts, although reports put it at 22. The Foreign Office said there were no further details on where exactly the explosions had taken place.

One eyewitness said an explosion took place on a small bus outside a McDonalds. Danielle Pearson told Sky News: "It sounded like a gunshot. We've seen the remains of what was left. There were ambulances and police cars going everywhere. People were just running everywhere.

The area had been busy, she said. "It was the usual holidaymakers walking about, everybody out enjoying themselves."