Ten-year-old boy killed after object he picked up explodes in Turkey’s southeast

Ten-year-old boy killed after object he picked up explodes in Turkey’s southeast

HAKKARİ
Ten-year-old boy killed after object he picked up explodes in Turkey’s southeast

A 10-year-old boy was killed after an object he picked up from a vacant lot in the southeastern province of Hakkari exploded on March 10.

The incident occurred in Hakkari’s Yüksekova district when Berat Oktay found the object while he was playing with his siblings in the vacant lot.

Oktay was initially heavily injured and was taken to the Yüksekova State Hospital.

 But the 10-year-old succumbed to his injuries late on March 10 despite efforts by doctors.

Such incidents are not rare in the country’s southeastern and eastern provinces, where the Turkish army and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been at war for decades

Two children were wounded on Feb. 25, 2017 after an object exploded while they were playing in a street in the southeastern Mardin province’s Nusaybin district.

Muhammed Muldur, six, and his cousin, Yusuf Muldur, 12, were injured after an object they found in the street exploded, a source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

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