News World

Blast in Turkey explosives factory kills five

Turkey rejects US proposal to send S-400 defense system to Ukraine, citing sovereignty

A blast at a Turkey military explosives factory killed five people on Saturday, a regional governor said.

“According to preliminary information, a chemical reaction caused an explosion around 8:45 am (0545 GMT) in the dynamite preparation department. Unfortunately, five employees were killed,” Vasip Sahin, governor of the Ankara province, told reporters at the factory.

The bodies of all the victims have been recovered from the rubble and prosecutors have opened an investigation into the accident.

The factory is in the Elmadag region, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and is part of Turkey’s defence ministry.

About the author


Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

Daily Newsletter