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5 people die including children after being electrocuted in water park pool

By Mason White 3:59 PM June 25, 2017
Water park (illustration)
Water park (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

Several children lost their lives while enjoying their day at a water park, according to police in Turkey.

Akyazi police said that they have launched an investigation after 5 people including 3 children were electrocuted while in the pool of the water park.

According to the initial investigation, three children, 12, 15, and 17, were in the pool of one of the rides when they fell unconscious.

The manager of the water park and his son, Mehmet Kaya, 58, and Kadir Kaya, 30, jumped into the water to help save the children.

All five were rushed to the Akyazi State Hospital, where they died. The children were identified as Gokay Yildirim, Nurullah Unluturk and Mert Kalic.

Two other people suffered serious injuries before employee cut the power to the water park. Police do not know what caused the electrical current in the water.