Three children found dead in cotton field in Turkey’s southeast
Three children have been found dead in a cotton field in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Oct. 19.
The heartbreaking incident occurred in Şanlıurfa’s Eyyübiye district. Worried parents of three children, two of them who were siblings, started searching for their children when they could not find them in the cotton field.
The families had gone to the cotton field in the Güzeller neighborhood for the harvest.
The bodies of Ali Tekdağ, 12, Harun Tekdağ, 14, and Hüseyin Tekdağ, 14, were found under a cotton pile as parents informed the police.
The children had reportedly fallen asleep under the pile and lost their lives due to lack of air according to the initial findings. The bodies were taken to a forensic institute morgue for autopsies as an investigation was opened into the incident.