As a result of the explosion of military ammunition in the Kurdish majority district Başkale (Elbak) of Van (Wan), 12-year-old H.E. was seriously wounded, Mezopotamya News Agency (MA) reported on Tuesday.
The child took his sheep to graze on the pasture on the border line in the Kiratî neighbourhood, where he was seriously wounded as a result of the explosion of military ammunition on Tuesday morning.
After the explosion he was taken to the Başkale Public Hospital by locals. After the first treatment here, he was transferred to Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Dursun Odabaşı Hospital.
The father Father Hanifi Eryılmaz said that one of his children’s wrists was broken and he had severe wounds on his right leg and face.
“Even though this incident took place next to the military barracks, no one helped,” he added. “My son’s condition is very serious right now.”
Meanwhile, in the 10 years between 2011 and 2021 228 children were killed by armoured vehicles, mines or remnants of armed conflict and war, according to the Human Rights Association’s (İHD) report.