Czech international Josef Sural tragically killed in bus crash after Alanyaspor v Kayserispor

Czech Republic v Turkey - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier

Czech Republic international footballer Josef Sural has tragically been killed in a bus crash.

The VIP mini-bus was taking Sural and six of his Alanyaspor teammates home from an away game against Kayserispor.

The game had finished 1-1, with former Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker scoring in the game.

Sural, 28, was an unused substitute in the game. He and his six teammates had rented the mini-bus to travel back home after the game.

The rest of the squad travelled back with the team bus or on their own.

Turkish sources are reporting that the two bus drivers in the vehicle fell asleep, causing the bus to crash three miles outside of Alanya.

"According to information I received from our police chief, despite there being two drivers on the vehicle, they were both asleep. The crash happened as a result of them both being asleep," Anadolu quoted Club Chairman Hasan Cavusoglu as saying.

Sural was rushed to hospital but sadly could not be saved by doctors.

The striker reportedly had fractures to his head and body. An investigation by police is currently underway.

Sural with Czech Republic

As reported by the Independent, both Caulker and former Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse were involved in the crash, with the pair only picking up minor injuries.

Sural made his debut for Czech Republic back in 2013, making 20 appearances in total.

He featured at Euro 2016 for his nation and scored in a 3-2 win over Holland in a qualifier back in 2015.

We send our condolences to Sural's friends and family after such tragic news.

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