Explosions kill 10 in Ankara factories

Last Updated: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:55

Ankara: Two powerful explosions several hours
apart killed 10 people in an industrial zone in the Turkish
capital, officials said.

The first explosion killed six people and destroyed two
floors of a factory that produced generators in Ankara`s
industrial suburb of Ostim, Interior Minister Besir Atalay
said.

Officials said the most likely cause of the blast was a
gas leak. The company employed around 100 people.

Rescue teams with sniffer dogs were still searching the
rubble for survivors when a second explosion went off in a
neighbouring factory making flammable paint products.

Four workers were killed and eight others injured,
Ankara`s regional governor Alaaddin Yuksel said.

Local television reports said several other workers were
trapped in the rubble, and rescue workers using sniffer dogs
to search the rubble as darkness fell.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:55
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