4 people died and 97 injured in explosion broken out at the factory in Turkey - UPDATED

4 people died and 97 injured in  explosion broken out at the factory in Turkey - UPDATED
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4 people have died in the explosion broken out at the factory producing firework in Turkey’s Sakarya province, APA’s local bureau reports.
 The information about this has been announced by Turkey’s Health minister Fahrettin Koca being currently on the scene of incident.
The minister said 97 people have been injured as a result of the explosion.

 

 

 

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A series of large explosions shook a fireworks factory in northwest Turkey's Sakarya province on Friday, killing two people and wounding 73, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, APA reports citing Reuters.

Fire crews fought to contain the blaze ignited by an initial blast at 11.15 am (0815 GMT) in the province's Hendek district, Turkey's disaster and emergency management directorate AFAD said in a statement, describing it as an industrial accident.

Some 85 ambulances and two helicopters were among emergency vehicles sent to the complex, Koca wrote on Twitter, adding President Tayyip Erdogan had instructed him to go to the scene.

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