Blast at workplace in Izmir kills at least 5 people, injures 63

In Turkey’s Izmir province, an industrial cylinder explosion at a workplace resulted in the deaths of at least five people and injuries to 57 others. The blast caused extensive damage to the street and affected eleven buildings in the neighborhood.

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In Agean İzmir province's Torbalı district, an industrial cylinder on June 30 exploded in a restaurant, killing three people on the spot and two person later in the hospital.

İzmir Mayor Cemil Tugay stated that 63 injured people were taken to hospitals for treatment.

İzmir Governor Süleyman Elban, the explosion caused significant damage to the street and affected at least 11 buildings in the neighborhood. 

The street was reportedly one of the busiest ones in the district and the blast occurred at 3 p.m. (local time) when the pedestrian traffic was high.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya also shared the footage of explosion on X.