In the explosion that occurred at the Rocket and Explosive Materials Factory of the Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution (MKE) in Elmadağ district of Ankara, five workers lost their lives.
According to information obtained from Turkish news agencies, an explosion occurred at the Rocket and Explosive Factory owned by the Machinery and Chemical Industry in Elmadağ, Ankara, around 08:40 this morning.
The workers were preparing for production when an explosion, the cause of which is yet to be determined, occurred in the dynamite mixer workshop, causing smoke to rise from the factory.
Upon notification, numerous fire brigades and medical teams were dispatched to the area. The fire crews intervened and extinguished the fire.
The Ministry of National Defense (MSB) has made a written statement regarding the incident. The statement reads, “An explosion occurred at the MKE Rocket and Explosive Factory in Elmadağ district of Ankara. As a result of the explosion, 5 workers have been martyred. Judicial and administrative investigations have been initiated regarding the incident.”