Explosion hits gas pipeline in Turkey

13:34, 04 August 2015
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An explosion occurred in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline in Turkey's north-eastern Kars province, according to Daily Sabah.


Gas flow has stopped in the region following the explosion. Gunay Ozdemir, Governor of Turkey's north-eastern Kars province, said that all necessary precautions were taken after the explosion, and added that the explosion did not affect the nearby forest, the report says.

Locals said that the explosion was heard from Kagizman, a 20 kilometer distant district of Kars.

The reason for the explosion is being investigated.

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