Kurdish brother and sister injured in explosion die

Fatih Gunes (5) and his sister Havin Gunes (3) were injured in an explosion as they were playing in their garden in Turkey's southeastern Kurdish district Nusaybin.

Two siblings who were injured after an object they were playing with in their garden exploded, have died.

5-year-old Fatih Gunes and his sister 3-year-old sister Havin were injured in the Abdulkadir Pasa Neighbourhood in Turkey’s Kurdish district Nusaybin on Thursday morning after an unidentified object exploded.

Both children were critically injured in the blast and taken to the local state hospital. While the younger child died on the same day, her brother passed away in the early hours of Friday morning.

The blast occurred in one of the neighbourhoods that was the scene of clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militia in 2015 and 2016.

The object is thought to have been left over from clashes in an area that was cleared by security forces.