This morning, the Hendek district of Sakarya was shaken by the explosion heard from many points of the city. In the fireworks factory in the district, an explosion occurred while 150-200 employees were inside. Firefighters dispatched at the scene sometimes find it difficult to intervene in flames due to repeated eruptions, and anxious wait in the region continues. According to the first information; 3 people were injured in the explosion, 41 of which were heavy.
At the fireworks factory located in Yukarı Çalıca, Hendek district, a huge explosion occurred at around 11.30. With the explosion heard from neighboring province Düzce as well as Sakarya, smoke rose to the sky.
Fireworks began to burst in the sky. The windows of some buildings near the factory were broken due to the explosion. Those living in the surrounding houses experienced great fear.
Many firefighters and ambulances were dispatched to the area. The security forces who took precautions in the area removed those around. Fireworks continued to explode at the factory during the firefighters' intervention. It was seen that the doors and roofs of the factory buildings were flying due to the explosion.
3 HEAVY 41 INJURED
According to the first information, 41 people were injured in the explosion. 3 of the injured brought to the Hendek State Hospital Emergency Department were taken to the hospitals in Sakarya center due to their severe condition.
FIRST MEMBER FROM HENDEK MUNICIPAL PRESIDENT
Hendek Mayor Turgut Babaoğlu said, “It is said to have around 150-200 employees. They do not take anyone other than ambulance and fire brigade. I have no clear information. There was an explosion 3-4 years ago. It happened in the same factory. He never died. The explosions are still going on. I am 300 meters from the scene. Explosions continue, although not as strong as the original one. All teams are here right now. A facility within 16 kilometers of Hendek district ”.
“BOMB FALL SAND”
“It was a very powerful explosion. Our phones are silent. It was heard all over the city. It was heard in the surrounding provinces. Babaoğlu said, "Security measures have been taken now. The security circle was established. ”
Sakarya Governor Çetin Oktay Pavement, regarding the explosion in the fireworks factory, said, “All security measures were taken around the factory. As it is a fireworks factory and the explosions continue, we cannot intervene at the moment. According to the information we received from the factory owner, there are approximately 150-200 people inside. ”
“THERE IS A DEFICIENT TABLE”
Sakarya Mayor Mutlu Işıksu also said, “There is a grave picture. We are trying to remove our injured. The explosions still continue. We asked for help from Düzce and Kocaeli, we ask for help from all teams. ”
EXPLANATION FROM AFAD
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the fire response efforts that followed after the explosion continued.
In the written statement made by AFAD, AFAD, 112, Firefighters and Gendarmerie teams were dispatched to the region immediately after the explosion in a fireworks factory in Hendek district of Sakarya and fire response efforts are continuing.
THREE EXPLOSIONS RECORDED IN EARTHQUAKE DEVICES
According to the earthquake recording devices of AFAD's Hendek region, three explosions were recorded at 11:05 and 11:15, the first explosion at 11:18.
THIRD TIME EXPLOSED IN 11 YEARS
An explosion occurred in the same factory in 2009 and 2014.
In the first explosion, 1 person died and 37 were injured. In the explosion in 2014, 1 person died and 2 people were injured.