Turkish army explosive seriously injures 12-year-old boy in Başkale
A military object exploded while the 12-year-old H.E took his sheep to a grazing land to pasture.
A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured by an explosive device of the Turkish army in the Başkale district of Van province.
The explosion took place in the Kirati Neighbourhood which borders on East Kurdistan (Iran). A military object exploded while the 12-year-old H.E took his sheep to grazing land to pasture.
H.E, who was seriously injured following the explosion that occurred at a short distance from the military area, was taken to the Başkale State Hospital by local people.
After the first medical intervention, H.E was transferred to Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Dursun Odabaşı Medical Centre. He remains in the intensive care unit.
Speaking to the Mesopotamia Agency, father Hanifi Eryılmaz stated that one of his son's wrists was severed, and he had severe wounds on his right leg and face.
The father said that his son remained injured in the grazing land for a long time, adding, “Even though the incident took place right next to the military barracks, no one intervened. My son's condition is very serious right now.”