ALERT British woman hangs herself in Turkish airport after missing flight

A British woman has killed herself after missing a connection flight in Turkey apparently because she couldn’t afford a replacement ticket, local media reported.

The 50-year-old woman was travelling from London to the Kurdish Iraqi capital Erbil. She arrived in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Saturday and was due to depart two hour later, but missed her flight, according to Turkey’s Dogan News Agency.

She went into a restroom and hanged herself using the laces of her shoes, the Daily Hurriyet reported. Her body was discovered by three Russian passengers, who called paramedics, but they were too late to save the woman’s life.