Victory at The Poll Turns Tragic As Balcony Collapses Kills Party’s Leader


It was learnt that Kadir Tatik, a member of the Republican People’s Party in Turkey won the elections in Tavak district. His supporters celebrated the victory on the street in front of the party building.

The incident which occurred in the Turkish city of Denizli also left seven others injured.

The accident occurred overnight as party members and supporters gathered to celebrate the victory of Kadir Tatik in his campaign for the local municipality head’s office, after preliminary results of the election were announced.

Footage from the scene shows multiple party members gathered on a balcony of a building, with a crowd of onlookers cheering them on outside. The balcony is seen abruptly collapsing, coming clean off the rest of the structure.

“Deputy head of the Turkish opposition party Mehmet Palaz died as a result of a balcony collapse during election victory celebrations. Another 8 people were hospitalized.”


– IHA agency

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