6 November 2010, Saturday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
A 4-year-old child died from a bullet wound to the head on Thursday morning while playing in front of a tractor-trailer in Safranbolu. Edanur Avcı was rushed by the nearest hospital by ambulance, but emergency efforts failed to revive her.
The incident occurred on Thursday at about 10 a.m. in the Çiftlik neighborhood of Safranbolu. It is not certain from where the bullet originated, but allegedly it came from the gun of a soldier who was in target practice in the 125th Soldier Education Regimental Command. Edanur’s dead body was moved to the morgue, and the bullet extracted from her head was handed over to authorities for review. Edanur’s father, Yusuf Avcı, was working in the garden when he saw his daughter covered in blood. He immediately called for help but Edanur was already dead. Edanur’s uncle Ömer Avcı claimed that the bullet came from the 125th Soldier Education Regimental Command, which is extremely close to a residential area. Ömer Avcı said that people in the area duck their heads when soldiers start target practice.