Masked prankster dies after falling on plow in Turkey’s northwest
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A Turkish farmer who attempted a prank by jumping into his friend’s tractor wearing a balaclava has been killed after falling into the tractor’s plow when the driver stepped on the gas in panic.
Demirören News Agency reported on Oct. 15 that the 21-year-old man wanted to surprise his friend at the farm that they both worked at in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne’s Uzunköprü district.
The man wore a balaclava and suddenly jumped on the back of the tractor while it was on the move. When his driver friend panicked, he pressed the gas pedal and the man in the back fell on the heavy plow behind the tractor.
The man died in hospital and his friend, who was interrogated by security forces, was released after a brief detention.