Four dead after fireworks factory explosion in Turkey

Four people were killed and around 100 injured in an explosion that rocked a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey on Friday, the Turkish health minister said.

The government's disaster agency AFAD called the explosion an "industrial accident" in the district of Hendek in Sakarya province.

"As of right now, four people have died... and 97 people injured were taken to hospital," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Sixteen of them were swiftly discharged from hospital, he added.

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