Police officer who caused death of 2 children in Silopi arrested

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A police officer whose actions led to the death of two children in the Silopi district of Şırnak province last week when the armored vehicle he was driving rammed into a house has been arrested, according to Turkish media reports on Tuesday.

The police officer, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested as part of an investigation conducted by the Şırnak Governor’s Office.

The vehicle destroyed one of the walls of the house, which belongs to Mesut Yıldırım, and continued into the interior of the structure. Brothers Muhammet, 7, and Furkan, 6, were killed in the tragedy.

Witnesses said the police officers who were in the vehicle fled the area immediately and that they were under the influence of alcohol, although the Şırnak Governor’s Office denied the eyewitness reports.

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