- Title: Explosions rock fireworks factory in northwest Turkey
- Date: 3rd July 2020
- Summary: HENDEK, TURKEY (JULY 3, 2020) (ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) (VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS) SMOKE BILLOWING OUT FROM FACTORY AS FIREWORKS EXPLODE
- Embargoed: 17th July 2020 10:28
- Keywords: Turkey explosion fire
- Location: HENDEKSAKARYA, TURKEY
- City: HENDEKSAKARYA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA001CL99E13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT
A series of large explosions rocked a fireworks factory in northwest Turkey's Sakarya province on Friday (July 3) and 10 people were taken to hospital with injuries, media reports said.
State-owned Anadolu news agency reported local governor Cetin Oktay Kaldirim as saying around 150-200 people were inside the complex in the Hendek district of Sakarya province.
It was not immediately clear what triggered the blasts. A huge plume of dark grey smoke rose from the area, video footage on CNN Turk showed.
Many ambulances and fire fighting vehicles rushed to the scene after the blasts which were heard up to 50 km (31 miles) away, Anadolu said.
(Production: Omer Berberoglu, Yesim Dikmen)
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