Drowning victims buried in Malatya

MALATYA (CIHAN)- Four boys who drowned in Malatya province on Wednesday have been buried.

Mira AIrIdaII, Metin Bor, Abdullah KaradaI and Cumali KaradaI, who had gone swimming in the reservoir of the Karakaya Dam, were buried on Thursday in the Alibaba Cemetery. Thousands attended their funeral.

Aged 10 to 12, the four boys, all residents of the Dolamantepe neighborhood of Battalgazi, went to the reservoir of the Karakaya Dam in Toygar to swim. After some time spent swimming in the lake they went missing and their friends rushed to get help from locals. Residents in the area called rescue teams to help find the boys, and gendarmes, the Malatya Fire Department, disaster management authorities and ambulances arrived to search for the boys.

Their bodies were eventually found and retrieved from the reservoir. Though CPR was administered, they could not be resuscitated. The boys were taken to the Malatya Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) for an autopsy.