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Turkish factory blast kills at least 4

Feb. 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM   |   Comments


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ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- At least four people were killed and 27 were injured in an explosion at a machinery factory Thursday in Ankara, Turkey, Interior Minister Besir Atalay said.

Atalay said four of the injured were critical, Turkey's Anadolu news agency reported.

"There are a few worker trapped under the debris," experts from the Turkish Red Crescent said as rescue workers searched for more victims.

Two floors of the four-story building collapsed, and the blast broke nearby building and car windows, Anadolu reported.

The cause of the explosion was under investigation, the news agency said.

Topics: Besir Atalay
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