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July 3, 2020
July 3, 2020
Dozens of people were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in north-western Turkey on Friday, officials and news reports said.
There were between 150 and 200 workers in the factory outside the town of Hendek, in Sakarya province, Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldirim told state-run Anadolu Agency. At least 41 people were hospitalised, the Hurriyet daily quoted him as saying.
The factory had 110 tonnes of fireworks in its warehouse, Mr Kaldirim said.
Video of the incident posted online showed flames and heavy smoke rising into the air as fireworks exploded above the factory site with a deafening sound.
The blast was heard as far away as the neighbouring provinces of Kacaeli and Duzce, Hurriyet said.
Several firefighters and ambulances were sent to the factory, which is away from residential areas. However, explosions were continuing, hampering efforts to bring the fire under control.
HaberTurk television said authorities blocked roads leading to the factory. Families rushed to the site for news of their loved ones.
Hurriyet said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had sent Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca and Family Labour and Social Services Minister Zumrut Zehra Selcuk to visit the scene.
Updated: July 3, 2020 02:40 PM
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