Death toll in Turkey plant blast rises to 6 - VIDEO

Local mayor said, natural gas or oxygen canisters were believed to have caused the blast.

Death toll in Turkey plant blast rises to 6 - VIDEO

Death toll from a blast at a factory in an industrial neighborhood in Turkish capital Ankara has risen to six, the Turkey's interior minister said.

Local mayor Fethi Yasar told television stations natural gas or oxygen canisters were believed to have caused the blast.

Besir Atalay earlier put the casualty at four. He said 27 people were injured in the explosion.

The blast occurred at around 11:00 a.m. The cause of the explosion was yet to be determined.

Two stories of the four-storey building collapsed. Windows of nearby buildings and cars were shattered.

Atalay said sniffer dogs had found no trace of life under the rubble, adding search and rescue efforts were still underway.

 

 

 

 

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