2020-07-04

Turkey’s Sakarya fireworks factory explosion has caused 4 deaths and 97 injuries. Minister of Health:More than 40 people are still missing

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Source:CCTV News Client

21:30 July 3, Beijing time News:

The explosion has caused 4 deaths and 97 injuries Minister of Health:More than 40 people are still missing

On the afternoon of July 3 local time, the Turkish Minister of Health, Interior and Labor held a press conference in Sakarya to introduce the explosion of a fireworks factory in the province The latest situation. Health Minister Koja said that up to now, the explosion has caused 4 deaths and 97 injuries, including 1 serious injury. Koca confirmed that these 101 people were all workers of the factory.

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△Turkey’s Minister of Health Koja at the press conference (Image source:Anadolu News Agency)

Earlier, Turkish President Erdogan introduced the plant to a total of 189 Employees. The Minister of Health stated at a press conference that normally at least 186 people will be posted. At present, it has been confirmed that 20 workers did not go to work that day, and another 15 to 20 workers got off work early. At present, more than 40 people are still missing. It is impossible to confirm whether they are in the factory. Related search and rescue work is continuing. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

According to the news released by the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Department, there are currently 713 fire and search and rescue personnel, 182 fire trucks, 2 fire helicopters, 2 rescue helicopters and 2 search dogs participating in the fire fighting and Search and rescue work. In addition, the local government has also established an emergency center in the Hendick area to coordinate and direct related operations. (Reporter Chen Huihui from the main station)

19:52 July 3, Beijing time News:

The number of injured rose to 74 Turkish President Egypt Erdogan:There are 189 workers in the factory

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△Turkish President Erdogan explained the accident in Istanbul (picture from local media)

Turkey President Erdogan gave a briefing on the Sakarya fireworks explosion in Istanbul on July 3 local time. He said that according to the information currently available, there were 189 workers in the factory. Up to now, the explosion has caused 2 deaths and 74 injuries, including 1 serious.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, and there is no information to confirm whether any workers have been rescued. According to the Governor of Sakarya, the factory has 110 tons of fireworks. For safety reasons, nearby residents have been evacuated.

It is understood that the explosion factory was built in 2007, and there have been two explosion accidents before, one in 2009, which caused 1 death and 37 injuries. Once in 2014, caused 1 death and 2 injuries. (Reporter Chen Huihui from the main station)

19:20 July 3rd, Beijing time News:

An explosion occurred at the Sakarya fireworks factory in Turkey Two people were killed and 73 people were injured.

At 11:30 noon on July 3, local time, a fireworks and firecracker factory in Hendik, Sakarya Province, Turkey exploded. The number of casualties continues to rise. As of press time, two people have been killed and 73 injured. The data was released by Turkish Health Minister Koja.

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△Firefighters are fighting (pictures from the Internet)

Koja’s statement does not mention the specific identity of the casualties, and it is not clear that it is trapped in the factory The workers are also residents nearby. The injured people reported earlier were all nearby residents. Because the explosion happened suddenly and powerfully, many houses nearby were damaged. Some people described it as an earthquake.

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△Firefighters are fighting (picture from the network)

At present, the fire has not been extinguished, the search and rescue is very difficult, and the workers in the factory are unknown. Earlier, the governor of Sakarya Province stated that there were 150 to 200 workers in the plant. According to the Sakarya Business Association, there should be 195 workers working in the fireworks factory. Up to now, there have been 85 fire engines and 2 helicopters fighting on the scene. (Headquarters reporter Chen Huihui)

17:35, July 3, Beijing time News:

Explosion of the Turkish Sakariya fireworks factory 11 people have been injured and the explosion continues.

On July 3, local time, a fireworks and firecracker factory in Hendik, Sakarya Province, Turkey exploded, and 11 people have been injured. Three of them were seriously injured. But these 11 people are only residents near the plant, and all of them have been taken to the hospital.

Sakariya Business Association said that there should be 195 workers working in the fireworks factory, but because the explosion is still ongoing, the firefighters are still fighting, and the search and rescue personnel cannot enter the factory for search and rescue. At present, the casualties of workers are unknown. The Turkish Minister of the Interior, Minister of Health and Minister of Labour are rushing to the scene of the accident.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but local city government officials revealed that it is suspected that there are too many fireworks and firecrackers accumulated in the warehouse, and the hot weather caused the firecrackers to explode at high temperatures.

According to eyewitness descriptions, the explosion was powerful, the glass of nearby houses was shattered, and many houses were damaged. At present, the nearby people have been evacuated, and necessary security measures have been implemented at the scene of the accident. In addition, medical experts said that after the explosion, there will be toxic gases in the air of the relevant areas, reminding residents nearby to take protective measures to avoid inhalation. (Reporter Chen Huihui)