5 people killed in electrocution at water park in Turkey

World Today

Photo: DHA news agency’s Twitter account.

Turkish media reports say five people — three of them children — were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.

The private Dogan news agency reported Friday that the three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool at the park in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province.

The park’s manager and his son dived into the pool to try and save them.

Dogan says all five were rushed to a hospital, but could not be saved. The report says an investigation is underway.

Sky News reported that Turkish officials said there was no residual current device (RCD) at park after inspecting the scene.

An RCD is a device that instantly breaks an electric circuit, Sky News reported.

Story by the Associated Press with information from Sky News.