A parliamentary inquiry has been submitted about S.K. (4) whose foot was amputated as a result of an armored vehicle hitting him in Turkey’s southeastern province of Silopi.
In their inquiry, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Şırnak MP Aycan İrmez and Adıyaman MP Behçet Yıldırım asked “whether any precautions have been taken” or “any investigation has been launched into the incident”.
The vehicle hitting fast allegedly escaped
Following information was included in the inquiry:
“An armored vehicle hit Nesrin K. and her 4-year old son S.K., who were crossing Hastane Street located in Yenişehir Neighborhood in district of Silopi, Şırnak on April 7, 2018. Takebn to District State Hospital, Nesrin K. was discharged whereas 4-year-old S.K.’s foot was amputated.
“Eyewitnesses told that the armored vehicle was going fast and escaped from the scene right after the crash”.
23 people including eight children died in one year
According to a report by the Human Rights Association’s Rights Violations Report 2017, 23 people eight of whom were children were killed by armored vehicle or civilian police vehicle hitting; 26 people including six children, one police and three soldiers were injured by armored vehicle crashing. (AS/TK)
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