Probe into chemical waste stench in Istanbul

Published 27.12.2017 00:00

Prosecutors launched an investigation into a stench from illegally dumped chemical waste that hospitalized 60 people in Istanbul's Tuzla district late Monday.

Panicked people left their homes when a mysterious, strong odor permeated four neighborhoods in the industrial hub of Tuzla on Istanbul's Asian side.

It was later discovered that unknown suspects discharged chemical waste illegally into the sewer.

The authorities announced yesterday that the chemicals secretly dumped in the area were commonly used in the textile sector as well as in metal foundries.

The police are now checking security cameras in the area to find out who dumped the waste.

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