Fire erupts in petrol pipeline in southeastern Turkey
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
The fire was caused by a heavy construction vehicle working on a water pipe, officials said. AA photoA fire has broken out in a petrol pipeline in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s rural Ağaçgeçit village today.
A heavy construction vehicle working on a water pipe hit the petrol pipeline and caused the fire, according to reports, and one worker was severely injured.
The worker, whose name could not be learned, was immediately hospitalized at Dicle University Medical School.
The pipeline belongs to Turkey’s state-run pipeline company, Botaş. Firefighters were dispatched to the area, however intense smoke hindered teams from intervening in the fire, according to early reports.