Guido Galle of the Artevelde Institute of Higher Education in Ghent where the 20-year-old was studying management told the VRT that “The student was returning from a party for students on the Erasmus exchange programme and was hit by a truck on the way back to his digs.”
The West Fleming was spending a semester in Turkey’s biggest city as part of the European student exchange programme Erasmus.
Passers-by saw the injured student and contacted the emergency services. He was rushed to hospital, but medics were unable to save him. The Turkish police has launched an investigation to track down the lorry driver.