Fireworks factory explodes in Turkey with 150 people locked up
- An explosion from a fireworks factory has injured at least 56 people and captured 150 people
- Factory is located outside the city of Hendek, in the Sakarya province of northwestern Turkey
- Explosions have continued, meaning firefighters cannot come close to tackling the fire
A fireworks factory has erupted into plumes of smoke and fire as the explosions continue – reports say at least 150 workers stand out
Television images show a mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke rising from the factory where approximately 150 to 200 employees worked today. No deaths have been reported to date.
Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldieim has hospitalized at least ten people among 56 injured in the blast at the factory outside the city of Henkek, Sakarya province on the Black Sea coast. Anadolu Agency.
Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldieim told at least ten people in the hospital among 56 injured in the explosion at the factory outside the city of Henkek, Sakarya province on the Black Sea coast, Anadolu Agency told
Television images show a mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke rising from the factory where approximately 150 employees worked today. No deaths have been reported to date
Video shared on social media showed plumes of black smoke rising above the factory as the fireworks continued to erupt amid the flames.
It was not immediately clear what caused the detonation, but the head of the Turkish Red Crescent has urged local residents to stay indoors and close their windows due to concerns about possible chemical gas emissions.
The explosions have continued, meaning that firefighters cannot come to the scene to control the fire.
The blast can be heard for miles around the factory, and concerned families have gathered nearby despite warnings to stay away.
The explosions have continued, meaning that firefighters cannot come to the scene to control the fire
The factory has 110 tons of fireworks stock, The Mirror reported.
Sakarya Governor Cetin Oktay Kaldırım said security measures were taken around the factory.
He added, “Since it is a fireworks factory and the explosions continue, we cannot intervene at this time.”
More to follow.