Five die from electrocution at Turkish water park

Five die from electrocution at Turkish water park
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24 June, 2017
Electrical current in a swimming pool killed three water park guests, in addition to the centre's manager and son who attempted a rescue.
All five victims were rushed to hospital but could not be saved [IHA/AP]
Five people, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, died on Friday after being electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey, Turkish media reports said.

The three children were killed after an electrical current caused the pool to go live in the town of Akyazi, Sakarya province, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

The park's manager and his son were killed when they dived into the pool to try to save the flailing children.

All five were rushed to a hospital in Akyazi, but could not be saved. A sixth person was also hospitalised but authorities did not provide further details.

Private NTV television said the children were aged 12, 15 and 17.

Gendarmerie officers were conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions, Dogan reported.

Television video showed ambulances waiting outside the water park and several people gathered outside the Akyazi State Hospital.