Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey
All five were taken to hospital after other park personnel cut power to the pool, but their hearts had already stopped, the hospital told the Daily Sabah newspaper.
It is understood they are 58-year-old dad Mehmet Kaya and his 30-year-old son Kadir Kaya. But reports say the park was undergoing renovations and many electrical cables were around the pool, one of which could have fallen into the water.
Turkish officials are saying that there was no residual current device in the water park which would have prevented this awful tragedy.
Footage shown on television in Turkey showed the “Aqualand” water park, with ambulances in the parking lot.
The five people killed when they were electrocuted at a water park have been pictured.
Police officers were conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions, Dogan reported.
The incident happened in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province, 100km (62 miles) east of Istanbul.
State media has reported that the three children were aged 12, 15 and 17. A sixth victim, who was shocked from touching the swimming pool’s metal railings, is recovering at the hospital and “was expected to survive”.
It is unclear how the pool became electrified.