One killed and four injured at Turkish explosives factory

Article by Amanda Doyle

A blast at a state-owned explosives factory in Ankara, Turkey, on 24 May has killed one and injured four.

According to reports from the state-run news agency, Anadolu Agency, the injured workers were hospitalised but there is no further information on their conditions.

The explosion occurred at the Barutsan rocket and explosives factory, owned by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK), and was caused by a “fuel jam” inside the vats at the factory’s fuel handling centre.

CNN-Turk television said officials have ruled out sabotage.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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