Antalya explosion: Turkey tourist resort hit by car blast ‘injuring several’ – PHOTOS


Around a dozen people have been injured in an explosion in the tourist resort of Antalya in southern Turkey.

Mayor Menderes Turel said the cause of the blast, inside a car parked outside the Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber, was not immediately known but added that it may not have been the result of a terror attack.

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About 10 or 12 people were hurt by flying glass, but none of the injuries were serious, he told NTV television.

The blast damaged at least four cars in the parking area and shattered glass panels inside the building, which is on the outskirts of the city.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known but NTV television and other reports said it may have been caused by a car bomb left in the car park.

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Antalya Chamber of Trade and Industry head Davut Cetin told CNN Turk there were no fatalities in the explosion.

The explosion occured as employees were arriving at the building for work, hours before the trade chamber was scheduled to hold a meeting to be attended by the mayor.

Police sealed the trade center’s perimeter in case of a second explosion.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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