8-year-old girl killed in explosion in Diyarbakır

August 09, 2012, Thursday/ 15:14:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

An 8-year-old girl was killed after an explosive went off in her hands near the village of Şenyayla in Diyarbakır's Kulp district.

According to media reports on Wednesday Sera Yavuz was killed on Aug. 6. The reports indicate that Sera was handling something while tending sheep in front of her house when the explosion occurred. The victim's body was taken to Muş State Hospital by her father, Mehmet Yavuz, who found his daughter after the accident.

The Diyarbakır Governor's Office has launched an investigation into the incident.

Yavuz is not the first girl killed in an explosion caused by ammunition in Diyarbakır.

A 12-year-old girl, Ceylan Önkol, was also killed in an explosion caused by an abandoned military mortar shell on Sept. 28, 2009, while tending sheep in the village of Şenlik in the Lice district of Diyarbakır.

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