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A natural gas pipe exploded in Istanbul’s Üsküdar neighborhood at a subway construction site earlyJuly 12. DHA photo

A natural gas pipe exploded in Istanbul’s Üsküdar neighborhood at a subway construction site earlyJuly 12. DHA photo

A natural gas pipe exploded in Istanbul’s Üsküdar neighborhood at a subway construction site early this morning.

The main distribution pipe carrying natural gas was exploded by the excavation group that was conducting the subway construction on Nuh Kuyusu Street on the Asian side of Istanbul today at 9.30 a.m.

Natural gas coming out of the pipe is spreading to the surrounding area, after a boom was reported to be heard. Fire fighting units and Istanbul Gas Distribution Industry and Trade Incorporated Company (İGDAŞ) teams are trying to shut off the gas flow, while roads leading to the scene have been blocked by police.

July/12/2013

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