At least 3 reportedly killed as military truck explodes while transporting fireworks from Turkish factory (VIDEOS)
A military truck transporting unexploded munitions, from the site of a blast at a fireworks factory in Turkey last week, exploded itself on Thursday, killing three people, according to local media reports.
The fireworks and unexploded munitions were being transported to a quarry to be destroyed but when the truck reached its destination, some of the fireworks exploded without warning.
Eyewitness footage from the scene shows the aftermath of the deadly accident. Dozens of emergency services vehicles were deployed to the scene.
— Serap Güzel (@SerapGzl) July 9, 2020
Nearby residents heard the ferocious explosion and captured a vast mushroom cloud emanating from the exploded truck.
HAVAİ FİŞEK MALZEMELERİ TAŞINIRKEN PATLAMA OLDU
Havai fişek fabrikasına ait patlamayan ve imha edilmek üzere başka bölgeye fişekleri taşıyan kamyon patladı, yaralılar var deniyor…#Sakarya #Sakaryadapatlama pic.twitter.com/hAby86UDJ8
— Erdoğan Isır (@erdoganisir) July 9, 2020
“We have two martyrs,” Sakarya Mayor Ekrem Yüce was quoted as saying after Thursday’s incident.
The blast comes after seven people lost their lives and a further 126 were injured at an explosion at a fireworks factory in Sanarya province last week.
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