Explosions reported in Turkey – Napi.hu

At least fifty-six injured were transported to a hospital in Turkey on Friday after a series of explosions set off at a fireworks factory in the northwestern Sakarya province near the town of Hendek for reasons unknown yet.

First three major detonations shook him the facility, and since then countless minor explosions have followed one another, writes MTI in the wake of NTV Turkish news television.

A fire also broke out in the plant. Vaccination work is in progress.

The health ministry said 64 ambulances have been sent to the scene so far, but disaster relief, the national ambulance service, fire brigade and gendarmerie units, including two helicopters, are also involved in the rescue.

Hendek Mayor Turgut Babaoglu told NTV that due to the coronavirus epidemic, the factory did not sell fireworks, so the warehouses were full. Babaoglu said the first explosion was caused by warm weather.

The facility officially has 195 employees.