One killed, several injured as gas cylinder triggers blast in western Denizli province
One person was killed and at least 25 were injured after a gas explosion struck the central Bayramyeri square in the western city of Denizli, July 11. DHA PhotoOne person was killed and at least 20 were injured after a gas explosion struck a central square of the western town of Denizli early during rush hour on July 11.
The blast happened due to the explosion of a gas cylinder in a bakery located at the entrance of an 8-floor building, Denizli Governor Abdülkadir Demir was quoted as saying by private broadcaster NTV.
Demir also said three of the injuries were life-threatening.
Among the casualties, many were pedestrians passing by the street when the blast occurred, he said.
A police official who spoke to Reuters also confirmed the explosion was caused by a gas leak.
Ambulances and firefighters were dispatched to the area following the incident.