10 people drown in one day in Turkey
ŞİLE, ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Four teenage friends died after going to swim in Şile, a district on the Black Sea coast north of Istanbul. DHA PhotoA total of 10 people drowned in separate accidents across Turkey on June 22.
Four teenage friends died after going to swim in Şile, a district on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul.
Sulh Oba, 17, Suat Aybi, 17, Ferhat Yılmaz, 16, and İbrahim İrge, 16, went swimming in the sea, where three of them became lost, with only Oba found by people nearby. Oba died in the hospital and the other three were found dead at sea during the search operations.
In the southern province of Hatay’s town of Erzin, a police officer died with his nephew.
Mehmet Coşkun, 38, and his nephew, who was not named in the reports, were found dead by search teams.
In Gaziantep, a father and his two sons were drowned to death in the Fırat River. Zeki Zeybel, 38, jumped into the river to save his son, Ramazan, 14, after seeing him drowning, but he drowned in the current, too. His elder son, Bekir, 15, also jumped into the river to try to help, but he too drowned.
The dead bodies were found by a diver who was fishing in the river.
A 15-year-old teen was also found dead after jumping into a water canal in Adana.