Factory fire injures workers in central Turkey
DHA photoSeventeen workers were injured and nearly 20 were affected by smoke as a furniture factory went up in flames in the Central Anatolian province of Konya.
The fire broke out in a factory warehouse in Konya’s 3rd Organized Industrial Zone around 1:30 p.m. and spread to other parts of the factory, where 500 workers are employed.
Seventeen workers who were affected by the heavy smoke were carried outside by their colleagues to be taken to hospitals by numerous ambulances arriving at the scene. Nearly 20 workers were also treated by paramedics at the scene of the fire for similar complaints.
Firefighters were dispatched from Konya municipality, as well as a nearby military airbase and the directorate of the Konya industrial zone. Construction vehicles tore down several buildings of the factory so that firefighters could reach the flames inside. The fire was put out after an hour-long effort.