It is known that a man in Turkey was accidentally shot by his dog with a rifle. According to the newspaper, Ozgur Gevrekoglu failed to secure his gun in the back seat of his car, and the dog somehow managed to step on the trigger and the gun fired at Gevrekoglu. Turkey. What authorities know so far about this tragic accident and why they exist I think a dog was involved.
Gevrekoglu hunting on the Kizlan Plateau in Samson Province, Turkey. While putting his dog in the back seat of the vehicle where the rifle was kept, the animal hit the loaded weapon with its paw. The rifle discharged and hit Gevrekoglu.
Gevrekoglu was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. As he has several dogs, authorities are unsure which one was involved in the shooting. His body has reportedly been shifted to Alacom State Hospital Mortuary where experts are expected to know more about his death.
Experienced hunters are well aware of gun safety rules and the importance of securing firearms to prevent accidents. “Treat every firearm as loaded: Every time a firearm is handled, check that the firearm is empty of shells or cartridges. Always assume the firearm is capable of loading itself,” says the Ohio Department of Wildlife.
“Always point the muzzle in a safe direction: No one should be able to see the muzzle end of your firearm. An experienced hunter always knows the safe direction to point the muzzle of a firearm and will not hunt with someone who does not,” the Ohio Department of Wildlife continues. “Don’t point a gun at anything you don’t want to shoot: Avoid gun-riding. Unload guns when not in use: Keep measures open to keep gun unloaded. Guns should be carried on occasions of shooting. Area.”
Dogs aren’t the only ones causing accidental death—a butcher in Hong Kong was knocked down by a pig he was about to kill, resulting in him being hit with his own meat cleaver. “We will complete the investigation as soon as possible to determine the cause of the accident, ascertain the responsibility of the duty holders and recommend improvement measures.” Hong Kong Labor Department said. “If there is a violation of the work safety law we will take action in accordance with the law.”