The parents of a girl who died when she was sucked into the pump of a hotel pool have told of their fury that the men responsible will avoid jail.
Alisa Adamova, 12, was underwater for 12 minutes when her hair got trapped after using the waterslide at the Sunhill Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey.
Now her devastated parents have been told that two hotel executives judged to be responsible for the tragedy will walk fee.
Hotel manager and co-owner Salim Balkan, 66, and technical engineer Akif Aglan, 27, were both found guilty of causing death by negligence.
But judges in Turkey ordered the pair to pay just TRY 110,00 (GBP 5,330) with 10 months to pay up.
Alisa’s distraught dad, Andris Leykutsis, condemned the fine as “like a small loan”.
He added: “They should have faced a maximum of five to seven years in prison.”
Her mother, Natalya Adamova, said: “When we were at the meeting before the appeal, none of them even looked at our eyes.
“I want them to live long, but so that their existence is painful and terrible.”
Russian schoolgirl Alisa had been with her parents on a family break when the tragedy happened on 18th August, 2019.
Her father rushed to her aid but was unable to pull her free.
She was finally freed and taken to hospital but died 10 days later.
Hotel co-owner Balkan was determined to have failed to provide safe conditions for guests of the hotel.
His co-accused, Aglan, was judged to have failed to detect failings in the pool’s plumbing system.
He was also held responsible for the lack of a safety grille over the drain.
Alisa’s parents – who have since adopted a girl – now plan to sue the hotel executives.