An explosion in a building in the Turkish capital kills 2 and injures 4

ANKARA

An explosion in early November 19 at an apartment building in the Turkish capital left two dead and four injured, an official said.

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Speaking to reporters at the Keçiören district website, Ankara governor Vasip Şahin said a child and his father were killed in the blast, which caused a party to collapse. of the building.

“Our hope is that no one is under the rubble, but investigations are continuing, assessing all possibilities. Unfortunately, we have received information that the father and young child of an Iraqi Turkmen family have passed away, ”Ahin said.

Şahin said two Turkish citizens, an Iraqi Turkmen family and an Afghan family were living in the building and the Afghan family were not at home when the explosion occurred.

“There is both a natural gas and LPG system [liquefied petroleum gas] in the building. The cause of the explosion will only be determined after the technical examination, ”he added.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca provided details of the incident in a post on Twitter.

“In the explosion in Keçiören, a 2-year-old girl and her 35-year-old father died. The 5-year-old boy is in serious condition. Treatment of the pregnant mother continues.

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Police have carried out a detailed examination of the scene and the rubble will be cleared later this morning.

It has been learned that Muhammed Kahtan, who lost his life, came to Turkey five years ago and worked as a car mechanic.

Sharon P. Juarez