Kentuckians safe after Istanbul attack


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – ABC 36 has learned of at least three people from Lexington who were traveling in Istanbul close to the time of the terror attack on Tuesday.

The death toll is now 42 and 239 people are reported wounded, according to the Turkish News Agency.

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The attack involved three suicide bombers at the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.

Turkish Officials say it looks like the work of ISIS but that has not been confirmed.

Allison Duvall and her mom’s flight had taken off about two hours before the suicide bombers attacked the international terminal. They landed in Portugal safely.

The two will travel through Portugal and Spain before heading back to Kentucky sometime in July.

Seth Collins was supposed to catch a flight about 12 hours after the attack. He was able to catch a flight out of a smaller airport in Istanbul on Wednesday and fly to Germany. He is expected to return to Lexington on Friday.

They all had been visiting friends in Istanbul.

Watch the video to hear more of their stories.