• Three children – aged 12, 15 and 17 – were at the park in Akyazi, Sakarya province
  • Park’s manager and his son were killed when they dived in to try and save them
  • There was reportedly no residual current device (RCD) for safety at water park
  • Gendarmerie officers now investigating what may have caused electrocutions

Jay Akbar For Mailonline

Five people including two teenagers and a 12-year-old died after being electrocuted at a Turkish water park.

The three children were in the swimming pool – in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province – when an electric current shot through it, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 

The park’s manager, 58, and his son, 30, were killed when they jumped into the pool to try to save the flailing children, according to the private Dogan news agency.

Five people including two teenagers and a 12-year-old died after being electrocuted at a Turkish water park

The three children were in the swimming pool (pictured) - in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province - when an electric current shot through it

The three children were in the swimming pool (pictured) - in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province - when an electric current shot through it

The three children were in the swimming pool (pictured) – in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province – when an electric current shot through it

All five were rushed to hospital but could not be saved, while a sixth person was also hospitalized with injuries. 

Employees at the water park, around 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of Istanbul, later cut power at the resort. 

Citing Turkish officials, Sky News said there was no residual current device (RCD) -which breaks an electrical circuit – at the water park.

Private NTV television said the children were aged 12, 15 and 17.

Gendarmerie officers are now conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions, Dogan reported.

Television footage showed ambulances waiting outside the water park and several people gathered outside the Akyazi State Hospital. 

All five were rushed to hospital but could not be saved, while a sixth person was also hospitalized with injuries

All five were rushed to hospital but could not be saved, while a sixth person was also hospitalized with injuries

All five were rushed to hospital but could not be saved, while a sixth person was also hospitalized with injuries

Sky News said there was no residual current device (RCD) -which breaks an electrical circuit - at the water park

Sky News said there was no residual current device (RCD) -which breaks an electrical circuit - at the water park

Sky News said there was no residual current device (RCD) -which breaks an electrical circuit – at the water park

Gendarmerie officers are now conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions in Sakarya, north-west Turkey

Gendarmerie officers are now conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions in Sakarya, north-west Turkey

Gendarmerie officers are now conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocutions in Sakarya, north-west Turkey

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