Four Russian tourists were found dead at a beach resort in western Albania, according to a police statementd released on Saturday.
Albanian police said the four were found asphyxiated in a hotel sauna in the village of Qerret late Friday.
Police did not give more details about the circumstances of the deaths, citing the ongoing investigation. They said the hotel’s entire staff has been questioned and some of them are detained.
The Russian embassy in Tirana was announced on the tragedy.
The Russian tourists, aged 31 to 60 years old, were part of a group that had been staying for a week at the five-star resort 50 kilometers west of Albania’s capital, Tirana.
Investigators think the people who died might be members of the same family because of their surnames.
Tourism has turned into a major industry in Albania, a tiny Western Balkan country with 300 miles of coastline.
The tourists had travelled to Macedonia and after having lunch in Ohrid they returned to the hotel in Albania. This fact widens the scope of the probe leading investigators to check this track of the tragic death because food poisoning might be the cause of the loss of their life. /argumentum.al