CHP politician dies in balcony collapse during local election celebration

A senior member of the CHP party died after a balcony collapsed during victory celebration

A celebration of a local election win in the Turkish city of Denizli turned deadly for Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP), with one person killed and seven others injured.
The accident occurred overnight as party members and supporters gathered to celebrate the victory of Kadir Tatik in his campaign for the local municipality head’s office, after preliminary results of the election were announced.
Footage from the scene shows multiple party members gathered on a balcony of a building, with a crowd of onlookers cheering them on outside. The balcony is seen abruptly collapsing, coming clean off the rest of the structure.

The accident left eight party members who were standing on the balcony injured. Three people received serious injuries, with one of them, the deputy head of the local CHP chapter, Mehmet Palaz, dying in hospital shortly afterwards.