1 killed, 4 injured in explosion at gunpowder factory in Turkey's capital Ankara

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National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli visits the scene of explosion at a gunpowder factory in Elmadağ district of capitak Ankara, May 25, 2018. (AA Photo)
National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli visits the scene of explosion at a gunpowder factory in Elmadağ district of capitak Ankara, May 25, 2018. (AA Photo)

One person was killed, four others were injured after an explosion rocked the state-owned Mechanical Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) gunpowder factory in Ankara's Elmadağ district, reports said Thursday.

The incident took place at the factory's fuel handling center after fuel inside the vats got jammed and exploded, Anadolu Agency reported.

Factory worker Emre Özcan (33) and four others who were injured in the explosion were transferred to the hospital, but Özcan succumbed to his injuries.

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