Turkey fireworks: Dozens damage as blast traps workers

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Media captionVideo clip reveals a massive plume of smoke and fireworks immediately after the incident at a factory in Sakarya province.
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Almost 200 workers have been caught up in a series of explosions at a fireworks manufacturing facility in north-west Turkey that has left at minimum two useless.

Local governor Cetin Oktay Kaldirim said several were trapped by the blasts and unexpected emergency providers ended up unable to arrive at the building.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave details of the fatalities and mentioned 74 other folks had been harm.

The explosions in Hendek could be read dozens of kilometres away.

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A dim plume of smoke billowed previously mentioned the factory and the government’s disaster agency explained the blasts as an industrial accident.

Mr Erdogan stated 189 individuals had been performing at the site at the time of the explosions.

The local mayor, Turgut Babaoglu, reported many of them experienced managed to escape the blasts, which commenced at all over eleven:fifteen (08:fifteen GMT).

Mr Babaoglu explained dozens of firefighters and rescue personnel experienced been despatched to the scene.

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