Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

Libya in search of unity

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi's presidential election: our team follow incumbent Nkurunziza's campaign trail

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Vote "No" for dignity and democracy ≠OXI

Read more

THE DEBATE

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Tunisia Attack: UK ponders airstrike in Syria; Uber Popped: service suspended after French taxi revolt

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Greece's Choice: Europe holds its breath over Sunday's referendum

Read more

#TECH 24

Testing robots to play, snuggle and learn

Read more

#THE 51%

Jordan: Where a rapist can marry his victim

Read more

Europe

Death toll rises in Turkey factory blast

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-02-04

With rescue workers pulling more people out of the rubble at the sites of two explosions in Ankara’s industrial zone, the death toll has now reached 16, authorities said Friday.

AFP - The death toll from two explosions in an Ankara industrial zone that were triggered by a gas leak rose overnight to 16, authorities in the Turkish capital said on Friday.

The first explosion, which went off on Thursday morning in a factory that produced generators, left seven dead and 34 others were wounded in Ankara's industrial suburb of Ostim.

Rescue teams with sniffer dogs were still searching the rubble for survivors after nightfall when a second explosion went off in the neighbouring factory making flammable paint products.
             
Four people were originally thought to have died in the second explosion but rescue services said that a further five bodies had been recovered on Friday.
             
Around a dozen people remain trapped in the rubble, with rescue efforts complicated by the presence of toxic chemicals.

Date created : 2011-02-04

  • TURKEY

    Factory explosion kills several people in Ankara

    Read more

COMMENT(S)