A DEVASTATED dad sobbed as he hugged the coffin of his three-year-old son who drowned celebrating his birthday together with his sister, 9, who tried to save lots of him.
The siblings have been discovered nonetheless holding fingers once they have been pulled from the underside of a lake – together with three different members of the family.
Dad Beytullah Cenik was inconsolable in the course of the household funeral[/caption]
Three-year-old Levent Cenik drowned whereas celebrating his birthday[/caption]
The tragedy unfolded at Derinoz Dam close to town of Amasya in Turkey, the place the household was celebrating Levent Cenik’s third birthday.
Turkish media reported the boy fell into the water adopted by his sister, Havvanur Cenik, whereas different kin additionally jumped in to attempt to rescue them.
A complete of 5 folks died in the course of the birthday celebration, together with the boy’s grandmother Sultan, 50, uncle Emrullah, 19, and aunt Elif Semiz, 28, who all drowned whereas attempting to assist.
The youngsters’s grieving mother and father, Beytullah Cenik and Gullu Cenik, have been inconsolable in the course of the funeral the next day, Haberler reported.
Beytullah burst into tears on the head of his kids, mom and brother’s coffin in the course of the emotional service.
The our bodies have been buried within the household cemetery after the prayer.
Search and rescue groups have been dispatched to the realm after the incident was reported to the authorities by bystanders.
In response to the rescuers, the lifeless our bodies of Levent and Havvanur have been discovered nonetheless holding fingers.
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Amasya Hearth Brigade director Selim Keles stated: ”We discovered Elif Semiz three metres from the place the place the incident occurred, and the grandmother, Sultan Cenik, on the level in direction of the dam partitions.
”After some time, the youngsters have been discovered at a depth of 10 metres. Two of the youngsters have been facet by facet and have been taken out holding fingers.
”We skilled this incident and we’re devastated as a staff. We discovered the uncle about six meters away.”
Levent, three (proper) was discovered holding the hand of his sister Havvanur, 9 (left)[/caption]
The little boy together with his dad Beytullah[/caption]
5 folks drowned at Derinoz Dam in Amasya[/caption]