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Civil engineer dies after mosque collapse in Turkey

Korkut Kucukcan found injured 33 hours after search began following structural framework collapse during construction

Kerem Kocalar, Mehmet Akif Parlak   | 16.11.2019
Civil engineer dies after mosque collapse in Turkey

GAZIANTEP, Turkey

A civil engineer was found dead Saturday after a mosque's structural framework collapsed the previous day in the Sahinbey district here in southeastern Turkey.

Search and rescue efforts lasted 33 hours before Korkut Kucukcan was reportedly found injured.

“Hundreds of pounds of weight have been formed when a large amount of scaffolding material fell on top of him,” said Dr. Suat Zengin, who heads Gaziantep University Medical Faculty.

“Crushes occurred in various parts of his body, especially in the head region. The autopsy will give a definitive result, but we think that probably head trauma had caused his death,” he added.

A total of 250 people teamed up to find Kucukcan since the collapse occurred.

*Writing by Davut Demircan


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