Up to 60 hectares burnt in ammunition depot explosion

Kirikkale Governor Ali Kolat announced that 50 to 60 hectares had been affected by the fire which broke out in the forested area after an explosion at an ammunition depot in central Turkey.

Up to 60 hectares burnt in ammunition depot explosion

World Bulletin / News Desk

No casualties were reported in an explosion which happened at an ammunition depot in Turkey's central Anatolian Kirikkale province.

Kirikkale Police Chief Kadri Kartal said there were no casualties in the explosion that took place at an ammunition depot in the Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) late Tuesday.

The windows of the nearby houses were broken due to the force of the explosion.

Meanwhile, houses in the region were evacuated for safety reasons.

The explosion may have broken out because of the remnants at the abandoned ammunition stores, said Kirikkale Governor Ali Kolat.

Meanwhile, Director of the 6th Highway Region Aydin Dogan expressed that the Kirikkale-Kirsehir highway which had been closed as a precautionary measure had once again opened to traffic.

The Disaster and Emergency Department (AFAD) indicated that no casualties had been reported, and 4 ambulances had been dispatched from Kirikkale and Ankara.

Kirikkale Governor Ali Kolat announced that 50 to 60 hectares had been affected by the fire which broke out in the forested area.

Kolat told reporters that the fire had been contained and no longer posed a threat.

In response to a reporter's question about whether sabotage had been involved, Kolat said, “nothing is clear at the moment. Investigation results will provide revelations.”

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2013, 11:04
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