Residents of Turkish town trapped by gushing hot water
DHA PhotoSome residents of the province of Manisa in western Turkey cannot leave their homes due to gushing hot water that erupted after a private company began work on a geothermal project, private broadcaster CNNTürk has reported.
The hot water has burst from the ground four times now, reaching a heigh of 50 meters in the most recent burst.
Villagers nearby fear the gushing water may break through the ground, with cracks already approaching inhabited areas. Working in the fields has also become very difficult due to the potential danger.
An American technical team will be arriving in Manisa to assist with the situation.