Woman, 34, falls to her death from seventh-floor balcony while on holiday

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A woman has died after falling from a seventh-floor balcony while on holiday in Turkey.

Jenna Smith, from Liverpool in the UK, travelled to the popular tourist destination with a group of friends for three weeks and was due to return home next week.

The 34-year-old carer died on Sunday after falling from a balcony, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The Embassy of Turkey broke the news to her devastated family, prompting two of her brothers to fly to the country to find out more about Ms Smith’s sudden death.

According to the Daily Mail, Ms Smith's sister said on Facebook that the 34-year-old had been staying at the Dream Homes Sitesi Alanya apartment complex in Alanya on the coast.

Jenna is seen posing for a selfie.
Jenna was holidaying with friends when she fell off the balcony and died. Source: GoFundMe

Family friend Hayley Weston, who has created a GoFundMe to help raise money to bring Ms Smith's body home, described the carer as a “well-loved” and “bubbly” girl.

“She was dead loving, she had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Jenna was brought up by her nan and grandad so she cared for them because her mum had passed at a young age,” Ms Weston told the Liverpool Echo.

“Her main job was a carer and she worked in different care homes. That was just her, that was her loving nature.”

Ms Weston, who grew up next to Ms Smith, said the 34-year-old was the older sister she never had and loved spending time with her family.

The Dream Homes Sitesi Alanya apartment complex in Alanya.
Ms Smith's sister reportedly said the 34-year-old had been staying at the Dream Homes Sitesi Alanya apartment complex in Alanya. Source: Facebook

Family is 'absolutely heartbroken'

On the GoFundMe, the family friend said “everyone is absolutely heartbroken” over the sudden tragedy.

“I have set this GoFundMe page up to help a lovely close family who suddenly lost their sister, granddaughter, niece and friend whilst she was enjoying a holiday in Turkey,” she wrote.

“This will help to bring Jenna home and cover [the] cost of [the] funeral.

“As you can imagine, everyone is absolutely heartbreaking and I wanted to take the pressure from them, not having to worry about cost.

“If anyone can spare any donations it will be appreciated and I know they will be more than grateful. No family should have to go through this.”

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