Turkish father injured trying to save his child from falling debris, daughter ends up paralysed

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A heart-wrenching incident in Turkey saw a father’s protective instinct not being enough to save his young daughter from a catastrophe. A family was taking a quiet stroll to a furniture shop when an unforeseen disaster struck. Debris fell from a building overhead as they walked by – a freak accident that left the father severely injured and his daughter permanently disabled.

The incident took place in the city of Akşehir, Konya, and was captured in a disturbing video from a CCTV nearby. It shows the family peacefully walking down the sidewalk when the father notices an irregularity with the building looming over the path.

Acting on his paternal instincts, the father quickly turns to protect his daughter from the impending danger, using his physical body as a shield. Suddenly, a deluge of hefty rocks plummeted from an upper floor of the building, smashing the two people with devastating force.

Bystanders rushed the father and daughter to the hospital with a sense of extreme urgency, reported KhaoSod. The father endured serious injuries while protecting his daughter. His spine and ribs were broken due to the force of the impact.

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The daughter, though saved by the protective instincts of her father, did not escape unharmed. She suffered severe injuries to her arms and legs that resulted in permanent disability.

Further reports indicate that the falling debris originated from the fourth floor of the building, with thorough investigations underway to determine the cause of this tragic event.

Falling debris can be deadly, but last year a woman in Bangkok narrowly escaped death. Some loose tarpaulin smashed into the car she was driving in Bangkok’s Bang Khunthien district. The woman, Thichakorn Photalay, was driving down Rama II Road to her home in Samut Sakhon’s Mahachai area last night when a large piece of tarpaulin full of rainwater fell off an expressway construction site and landed on her car.

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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