Tragic Explosion at Turkish Rocket and Explosives Plant Claims Lives of Five Workers
11 June, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
A devastating explosion at a rocket and explosives plant resulted in the collapse of a building, tragically claiming the lives of all five workers inside.
A devastating explosion at a rocket and explosives plant resulted in the collapse of a building, tragically claiming the lives of all five workers inside, according to an official statement. The explosion took place at approximately 8:45 a.m. local time within the premises of the state-owned Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, situated on the outskirts of the capital city. Governor Vasip Sahin confirmed the details during a press briefing.
Preliminary findings suggest that the explosion occurred due to a chemical reaction during the production of dynamite, as stated by Sahin. Authorities have launched a formal investigation into the incident, led by prosecutors, to determine the exact cause and circumstances surrounding the explosion.
The impact of the blast shattered windows of nearby shops and houses, causing significant damage to the surrounding areas, as reported.
Upon receiving news of the incident, family members rushed to the compound in search of information about their loved ones, as they anxiously awaited updates on the tragic event.