Fire at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport causes panic
ISTANBULA fire which broke out in a car at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on July 14 ignited a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder, which exploded and caused a major panic.
A worker at the airport, İsmail Ağaoğlu, was leaving the parking lot in front of the VIP entrance when the fire broke out for unknown reasons after he left the parking lot.
Ağaoğlu called the fire department, while an LPG cylinder exploded due to the fire.
The fire department put out the fire, though the car had been destroyed.
Officials were evaluating the possibility that the fire had started because of high ambient temperature.
Atatürk Airport has been on high alert since an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terror attack claimed 45 lives and wounded hundreds on June 28.