UPDATE: Five injured as steam boiler of Yozgat sugar factory explodes

At least five people were injured, three of them in critical condition, when steam boiler at factory exploded in central Turkish province of Yozgat on Friday. Two of injured whose condition are highly critical were taken to the hospitals by air ambulances in Ankara and Konya provinces.

The incident took place at around 8: 30 a.m. at Yozgat Seker Factory in Sorgun district. According to claims, the fire was triggered by gas entrapment in the factory’s chimney. Five workers – Zeynel Yaylagul, Veysel Can, Seyit Babayigit, Muhsin Kaymaz and Kursat Kutlu – – sustained injuries as a result of the incident. Yaylagul and Can, whose conditions are critical, were rushed to the hospitals in Ankara and Konya by air ambulances. The remaining workers were taken to the Sorgun State Hospital.

Meanwhile, some of the workers claimed that the fire broke since the management did not change stream boiler which costs TL 25 million saying similar incidents had occurred before.

SOURCE: CIHAN

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