It turned out that most of the students and instructors were rescued by a 65-year-old retired non-commissioned officer from the Koran Course building, a part of which collapsed in the Bozkurt district of Kastamonu, where the flood disaster took place.
Students of Süleymaniye Girls’ Quran Course in the district were trapped in the building during the flood. Some of the students were evacuated from the area by helicopter. It was stated that some of them were saved by the rope mechanism created by Turhan Tekin, a retired non-commissioned officer.
10 minutes after the evacuation, part of the building collapsed.
Turhan Tekin told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he is from Çankırı and settled in Bozkurt 20 years ago due to his interest in fishing.
Explaining that everything happened at once on August 11, the flood disaster, Tekin said, “I was sitting in the building right behind the Qur’an Course. I heard the children’s cries for help. I found a rope, but I could not throw the rope across. While I was thinking about how to save them, a fishing lead came to my mind. I tied it to a rope and threw it across. They tied it to the balcony iron. I tied the other end to a tree and secured it.” said.
Expressing that they created a pulley system with a rope (a mechanism made of pulleys with a rope, which is used to lift heavy objects and turn them left and right), Tekin continued as follows:
“I went down with a rope tied around my waist. When I was high in the water, I saw that the depth was around 1.5 meters. When I was tall, I said I would save them. I crossed the rope and pulled out the people who were trapped in the building. There was some height between the place I brought and the road. A few young people were waiting upstairs, and they were waiting for what I rescued. pulled up.”
Tekin stated that he hosted some of the things he passed across at his house.
Satı Sümbül, who witnessed the moments when the students of the Qur’an were rescued, said that the announcement was made before the tea overflowed and they left their homes.
Explaining that they were told that there were students in the Qur’an Course while waiting outside, Sümbül said, “The children started shouting, ‘Save us.’ he used his words.
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