A careless dad accidentally killed his own four-year-old daughter when he threw an old sofa bed off the terrace and it hit her on the head.
The tragic incident took place in Bayramic, Turkey, at around 1.30pm on 14th August, when landlord Gursel Beceren was clearing his former tenant’s old belongings from his three-storey property.
The 39-year-old lived with his wife and two daughters on the second floor of the property and the three were at home at the time of the clear-out.
When Beceren tossed an old sofa bed into the garden from the terrace, he had no idea that his youngest daughter, Rana, was leaning over the second-floor balcony at the time.
It was only when he and his wife, Gulser, heard the youngster’s screams that they realised that the item of furniture had struck her head on the way down.
The distraught parents rushed the youngster to Bayramic State Hospital, but, despite medics’ best efforts, she succumbed to her serious injuries.
Rana was buried in Bayramic the following day after a funeral at a local mosque.
Police are investigating the incident.