https://www.rt.com/information/581238-blast-istanbul-shipyard-turkey/Blast rocks Istanbul shipyard – authorities

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https://www.rt.com/information/581238-blast-istanbul-shipyard-turkey/Blast rocks Istanbul shipyard – authorities

The incident was attributable to fuel compression within the waste storage space of a ship, officers have mentioned

An explosion has rocked a shipyard within the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul, leaving one individual lifeless and one other injured, native authorities have mentioned.

In a press release on Monday, the Istanbul Governor’s Workplace mentioned the blast had occurred at a shipbuilding facility in Tuzla, a municipality within the Asian a part of town, at round 10:30am native time. It added that the incident had been attributable to fuel compression within the waste storage part of a ship whereas work was being carried out.

Officers mentioned the injured employee was receiving therapy, and that police have launched an investigation.

Tuzla is dwelling to Türkiye’s largest shipyards, which supply a full vary of vessel repairs, conversion, and dry-docking providers.

The incident comes simply days after a strong explosion broken a number of grain silos within the Turkish port of Derince, close to Istanbul. The blast initially killed one individual and injured 12 others, though on Monday a feminine employee succumbed to her accidents in hospital, taking the loss of life toll to 2.

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