Factory fire kills at least eight in Turkey's Gaziantep

Wed 30 January 2013 11:23 GMT | 16:23 Local Time

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Eight killed, 15 wounded in factory blast in southeastern Turkey.

Eight people were killed and 15 were wounded in an explosion at a galvanization plant in the southeastern province of Gaziantep today, Dogan news agency has reported.

Those injured in the blast are not in any critical danger, reports said.

Gaziantep Metropolitan Mayor Asım Guzelbey said rescue works were continuing at the factory, which is a mid-sized facility.

The explosion might have occurred due to high pressure in a steam boiler, according to initial information.

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