At least four workers killed in southern Turkey factory blast
KAHRAMANMARAŞ – Hürriyet Daily News
The explosion was reportedly caused by the steam turbine unit inside the factory. AA photoFour workers died and nine more were wounded in a blast at a denim-dyeing factory in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş on April 13.
The dead workers were identified as Erkan Gölge, İlhami Çetin, Çelebi Başkurt and Mehmet Nuri Özgener.
Kahramanmaraş Gov. Servet Güngör said they believed the explosion was caused by the steam turbine unit inside the factory and that there was no one under the rubble.
“Three workers died under the rubbles and one person lost his life at the hospital,” he said, adding that they were conducting investigations at the factory.
Güngör also gave his condolences to the family members of the victims.
The blast took place at around 12:30 p.m. in the factory, which is situated on the Kahramanmaraş-Kayseri highway.
Part of the factory’s roof, which was located over the kier, also gave way and collapsed during the explosion, according to reports.
Municipal rescue teams and firefighters removed the wounded workers from the rubble.
The injured workers were then transported to the Sütçü İmam University’s Medical Faculty and the Kahramanmaraş State Hospital.