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Turkey Orders Detention of 3 People over Firework Factory Blasts, Agency Reports

Turkey Orders Detention of 3 People over Firework Factory Blasts, Agency Reports

Saturday, 4 July, 2020 - 18:45
An aerial view of the firework factory following a blast is seen from a helicopter of Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, in Hendek in Sakarya province, Turkey, July 3, 2020. (Reuters)
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A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of three employees in connection with explosions this week at a fireworks factory in northwest Turkey, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.


The manager in charge and two foremen were ordered to be detained over the incident at the factory in Sakarya province, Anadolu said.


A series of large explosions shook the plant on Friday, killing four people and wounding 114, health officials said.


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