Five people, including three children, have been electrocuted to death in a water park accident in the north-west region of Turkey, according to Metro UK.
Electricity managed to flow into one of the park’s swimming pools, trapping the three children in its deadly current. The park’s manager, Mehmet Kaya, and his adult son, Kadir Kaya, dived in to save them but were also killed.
All five people were rushed to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead. A sixth person was also brought to the hospital, after touching a nearby metal railing. They survived, suffering injury, as reported by Daily Mail.
Authorities immediately cut power to the water park and are now conducting a thorough investigation into what caused the deadly electrocutions.
They already have one likely suspect, which could make the owners of the amusement center legally culpable. Police discovered that the park lacks a residual current breaker, which is often used to shut down power in order to prevent electrical shocks.
State media has reported that the three children were aged 12, 15 and 17. The grieving families of these children have not spoken to reporters, as of yet.
Television footage showed ambulances waiting outside the water park and several people gathered outside the Akyazi State Hospital.
This is not the first time a massive burst of electricity has put the lives of children in danger. According to The Independent, eight children were struck by lightning at a birthday party in May. They suffered from severe burns, but all of them survived.
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