At approximately 8:45 a.m (local time), explosion rocks state-owned industry compound on outskirts of Ankara.
On Saturday, Explosion Claims Lives of Five Individuals. (Representative Image/ India Today)
Tragedy struck when a building collapsed in the aftermath of an explosion at a rocket and explosives plant in Turkey.
All five workers present at the compound, owned by the state-owned Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, lost their lives.
Governor Vasip Sahin relayed these details to the press, suggesting that the explosion was likely caused by a chemical reaction during dynamite production.
Consequently, prosecutors have launched a formal investigation into the incident.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing gray smoke rising from the compound, prompting the immediate dispatch of ambulances and fire trucks, as reported by private NTV television.
The blast’s immense force shattered windows in nearby shops and houses, inflicting significant damage.
Concerned family members rushed to the compound in search of information about their loved ones, as conveyed by the television station.