Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Two blasts in Turkey kill 17 people

Rescue workers tackle a serious fire at an industrial estate in Ankara
17 people have been killed in two explosions in Turkey's capital city

Authorities in Turkey are investigating after 17 people were killed in two separate explosions in the capital.

The blasts shook the same industrial area of Ankara hours apart on Thursday.

A possible malfunction in an oxygen tank is believed to have caused the first explosion, which partly collapsed two storeys of a factory. Rescue workers have so far pulled seven bodies from the rubble.

The second blast sparked a huge blaze which engulfed several workshops and raged throughout the night. Ten bodies have been recovered so far.

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