12 Turkish students hospitalized after lightning strike at picnic
Twelve Turkish high school students were hospitalized Saturday with injuries in southeastern Shırnak province after a tree nearby was struck by lightning while they were having a picnic, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.
According to reports, the group of 11th-grade students from Silopi Ataturk Anatolian High School were having a picnic with their teacher near Duzalan village when lightning struck.
Ambulances were dispatched to the scene after the incident. The students are currently receiving treatment at Silopi State Hospital.
Shırnak Governor Mehmet Aktash and Silopi District Governor Sezer Işıktaş visited the injured students at the hospital.
Speaking to reporters after his visit, Governor Aktash said that there are no students in critical condition and that they will soon be discharged.
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