Three children and two people who tried to rescue them have died after being electrocuted at a water park pool. The youngsters – aged 12, 15 and 17 – were caught up in an electrical current in the pool at the park in Akyazi in north-west Turkey.

The park’s manager and his son dived into the pool to try to save them. Workers at the park cut off the power and all five were rushed to hospital, but their hearts had already stopped from the electric shock.

A sixth person was also taken to hospital with injuries, according to reports. Photos from the aftermath showed rescuers trying to resuscitate the victims before they were rushed to hospital. An investigation has been launched to determine how the pool became electrified.

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