Seventeen-year-old Abdulselam kızıl and 21-year-old Zahir uslu were digging illegally for ancient treasures in an area called Dem near the Güleçler village of the Başkale district when a rock fell on them. Uslu died at the scene, while Kızıl, who sustained severe injuries, died on the way to a nearby hospital. Police have launched an investigation into the case.
Two die while digging for treasure in Van’s Başkale
May 14, 2012, Monday/ 17:55:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN