World Bulletin/News Desk
One person died and another was injured when a tree fell on a picnic site on Sunday in İstanbul's Kağıthane district.
Sevde Kösüre, 20, and her sister Ayşe Kösüre, 10, were having a family picnic in the Hasbahçe picnic area when the tree fell on them, crashing to the ground loudly. They were trapped under the tree, while other picnickers were quick enough to escape. Paramedics immediately arrived on the scene and took the two girls to the Okmeydanı Research and Training Hospital. Sevde Kösüre died in the hospital despite medical efforts to save her and her sister was transferred to the Şişli Etfal Research and Training Hospital for further treatment.
Police also came to the scene and took security measures around the picnic site. While the cause of the tree's fall has not been confirmed, early indications are that it had been weakened by rotting of the roots below ground level.
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