5 People Dead After Being Electrocuted at Water Park

June 23, 2017 Updated: June 23, 2017

Five people were killed after being electrocuted at a water park in Turkey, media reports said on Friday.

Of the five, three were children—reportedly aged 12, 15, and 17. The incident took place in the town of Akyazi, Sakarya province, ITV reported.

The park’s manager and son were killed when they attempted to save the children.

They were all rushed to a hospital in the town but were pronounced dead.

A sixth person was hospitalized.

Citing the Anadolu Agency, MailOnline reported that an “electric current shot through” the pool. It’s unclear how it happened.

Officials are now conducting an investigation into what caused the electrocution, it was reported.

Television footage showed ambulances outside the water park.