Three-month-old baby girl is burned alive inside ambulance after oxygen tank explodes in Turkey
- The incident took place on the Trans-European Motorway in Silivri, Istanbul
- An oxygen tank exploded for unknown reasons and the ambulance took fire
- The baby’s mother had to be tranquilised and was taken to hospital for treatment
A three-month-old baby was burned alive inside an ambulance after an oxygen tank exploded on a motorway in Turkey.
The incident happened in the district of Silivri in the north-western province of Istanbul this week.
The ambulance took fire and was burning by the roadside on the Trans-European Motorway, footage shows.
Firefighters were called to the scene following the incident and extinguished the fire
Local media reported the vehicle was travelling to the province of Edirne.
The baby, named as Rojin, was in an incubator next to her mother when an oxygen bottle exploded.
The reasons of the incident are still unknown.
Footage shows the burning ambulance after an oxygen tank exploded for unknown reasons
The baby’s mother and ambulance staff allegedly left the burning vehicle and the baby was left inside the incubator.
Emergency services were called to the scene and firefighters extinguished the fire.
The baby’s mother, identified as Necmiye S., broke down following the incident as she saw her baby burned alive, local media reported.
Local media reported the ambulance was travelling to the Turkish province of Edirne
The baby was travelling in an incubator on the ambulance with her mother when the oxygen bottle exploded
She needed to be tranquilised by paramedics and another ambulance arrived at the scene to take her to hospital for treatment, according to reports.
In a statement, she said: ‘Suddenly, something happened and fire shot out of the back. Paramedics got out and I also jumped out of the ambulance.
‘The paramedics could not get in to save my baby and ran away. There were three people in there with my daughter, but when the fire started there was no one.’
A police investigation is ongoing.