Two killed in Turkish laundry facility explosion
ANTALYA – Anadolu AgencyAn explosion of a steam boiler in a textile production and industrial-sized laundry facility on an industrial site located in the southern province of Antalya killed two workers and wounded 10 people, Antalya Governor said on Nov. 19.
Antalya Governor Muammer Türker said two female workers had died and 10 workers, of which six were women, had been wounded in the explosion of a steam boiler inside an industrial-sized textile and laundry facility located in the Antalya Organized Industrial Site.
“The cause of the accident is the steam boiler exploding, according to the first information we received. The relevant ministries and officials from the industrial site are working to find the cause of the explosion,” said Türker, adding that officials from the labor and science ministries were inspecting the site.
Turkey’s disaster management agency (AFAD), however, had announced the numbers of the wounded as 27, of which 15 were slightly injured. Türker said some of the injured had received outpatient treatment, without explaining the discrepancy between the released numbers.
Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel also visited the site of the explosion and expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. Türel pledged to carry out the necessary reforms and said if anyone is found blameworthy, then “what needs to be done will be done.”