Funeral reveals shooting victim had twin sister
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
One of the girls who were shot dead when their school bus was attacked had a twin sister who thought they were cousins, daily Hürriyet reported.
The family tragedy unraveled when the secret came out following the death of Fatmagül, one of the victims of a bizarre shooting in Osmaniye province of southern Turkey that left three dead, including the shooter, who killed himself the following day.
Fatmagül's twin sister, Hayriye, found out about the truth at her twin sister's funeral.
The girls were separated at birth when their father gave Fatmagül to his brother and sister-in-law. The couple at the time was childless and raised Fatmagül as their own.
The truth was kept from both girls and they grew up as cousins, Hürriyet reported. Fatmagül died unaware of the fact that Hayrriye was her sister, and her real parents were her uncle and aunt.
Sinan Durmuş, 29, had attacked a school bus Feb. 21 and shot dead two students and wounded another after being turned down by one of the girls on board. The girl in question died in the attack.
The shooter killed himself the next day.