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Turkish textile factory explosion kills five, wounds 16

09 November 2017

A blast at a textile factory in northwestern Turkey killed five people and wounded 16 others on November 10, according to the country’s Ministry of Labour. The force of the explosion in the paint shop of the factory, in the Gursu district of the northwestern Bursa province, caused the roof to collapse and left extensive damage to nearby vehicles.

The state-run Anadolu news agency said a boiler caused the explosion. Labour Minister Julide Sarieroglu said the wounded were transferred to regional hospitals and that their condition was not critical.

Sarieroglu said her ministry had started an investigation into the blast, assigning a delegation to evaluate the explosion.


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