Child Hit by Armored Vehicle Loses His Life

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7-year-old Felek Batur, who was hit by an armored vehicle on patrol in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt, has lost his life.

Batur was taken to Siirt State Hospital by residents around, but he didn’t respond to treatment.

Armored vehicles had caused child killings in the past as well.

On August 1, 2017, an armored vehicle hit a Syrian child playing with his or her scooter in İstanbul, the heavily wounded child lost his or her life in the hospital where he or she was taken to.

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) in its report covering 2016 and first five months of 2017 stated that at least 13 people seven of whom were children lost their lives in incidents related to armored vehicles. (YY/TK)