Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Four die in Turkey munitions blast

Four people have been killed in a blast in Turkey

An explosion at a military ammunitions disposal facility in Turkey has killed four workers.

Ferhat Ozen, the district governor, said the blast caused a large fire in the military-owned building in the town of Yahsihan, in the central province of Kirikkale.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion.

In 1997, an explosion at a state-run weapons plant in Kirikkale led to a deadly fire that raged for days. Several thousand people were evacuated for fear the fire would spread to residential areas.

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