Fire erupts after natural gas pipeline in Sakarya explodes
SAKARYA - Anadolu Agency
An explosion on a natural gas pipeline occurred and was followed by a fire in the Marmara province of Sakarya yesterday. No casualties were reported, according to the Sakarya Governor’s Office.
The explosion took place early in the morning — at 07:55 local time — on the main distribution lie of the Bozüyük-Adapazarı pipeline. The explosion caused a fire in the Değirmendere neighborhood, with witnesses in the area informing authorities immediately.
In a statement, the Sakarya Governor’s Office said the gas flow on the pipeline had been stemmed in order to contain the fire. “The fire has been completely extinguished. Natural gas squads, fire department and security officials have taken necessary precautions. There are no reports of casualties or damage,” it said.
According to Sakarya Governor Ahmet Hamdi Nayir, the explosion was caused by a landslide in the area. “There were reports on the risk of a landslide in the area before. An examination was initiated due to the reports. There are no settlements close to the area,” the governor said.