2 Killed and More Than 70 Injured in Explosion At A Fireworks Factory in Turkey

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At least 2 people were killed in an explosion in a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey. More than 70 were also injured.

 

The explosion took place around 11 a.m. local time at a fireworks factory near Hendek, in Sakarya province, about 150 kilometres east of Istanbul.

At the time of the explosion, between 150 and 200 workers were present in the factory.

According to the Turkish authorities, at least 2 people died. More than 70 others were injured and taken to hospital.

Some 85 ambulances, 2 helicopters and 11 rescue teams came to the scene to take the victims away, Turkey’s health minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted.

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