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10 lightly injured in explosion at Antalya beach

KEMER, Antalya - From online dispatches | 8/28/2011 12:00:00 AM |

An explosion happened Sunday morning at a beach in Antalya's Kemer district, a popular tourist destination.

An explosion happened Sunday morning at a beach in Antalya's Kemer district, a popular tourist destination.

An explosive device buried in the sand exploded at around 10:00 a.m., lightly injurig 10 people, broadcaster NTV reported on its website.

The explosion happened at a time when hundreds of tourists and vacationers arrive at the beach. The blast caused panic as 10 people, mostly tourists from Norway, were injured by pebbles and little stones blasted away by the explosion.

The inured were taken to Yaşam Hospital after their initial treatments at the beach, Doğan News Agency, or DHA, reported.

Police cordoned off the area started to work on the cause of the explosion.

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