July 4, 2020 / 2:44 PM / a month ago

Turkey orders detention of three people over firework factory blasts, agency reports

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca and Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services Zehra Zumrut Selcuk visit a person who was wounded following a blast at a firework factory in Hendek in Sakarya province, Turkey, July 3, 2020. Turkish Interior Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of three employees in connection with explosions this week at a fireworks factory in northwest Turkey, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

The manager in charge and two foremen were ordered to be detained over the incident at the factory in Sakarya province, Anadolu said.

A series of large explosions shook the plant on Friday, killing four people and wounding 114, health officials said.

Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Edmund Blair

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