accidents in the East

Strong fire breaks out in Turkey's Kastamonu

An explosion occurred in the province of Kastamonu located in Turkey's northern part due to the leakage of natural gas. It is reported that a fire broke out as a result of the explosion and seven private houses burned …

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Four Saudi officers killed at security checkpoint

Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded yesterday when their check post came under gunfire in southern Asir province, the country's interior ministry said. Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost …

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 Iranian helicopter crashes in Persian Gulf

A helicopter of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) which had been sent to Platform R1 to transport a worker suffering from heart attack crashed into Persian Gulf waters shortly after its take off from the platform. Death of the …

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Houthis launched drone attack on Saudi Aramco facility

Yemen’s armed Houthi movement said it had launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco in southern Saudi Arabia - though the company said its plants there were operating "normally and safely". …

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Plane crashes in Algeria killing 200 servicemen - media

No less than 200 military servicemen might have died in a crash of an Ilyushin-76 military transport plane in Algeria, according to local media. The plane crashed shortly after leaving the airdrome of a military base in Boufarik, …

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Military car blown up in Turkey's Dogubayazıt

A military vehicle was blown up in Doğubayazıt, Turkish city in the province of Ağrı. The car was transporting a special group of the city gendarmerie. The car was attacked near the Turkish-Iranian border, Turkish media …

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Fire at Istanbul hospital extinguished, no casualties

A fire at a hospital in Istanbul on April 5 rapidly engulfed the building’s exterior cladding, but officials said it had not spread inside and there were no reports of casualties. "The fire has been partly brought under …

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Fire breaks out at Istanbul rubber factory

A fire broke out at a rubber factory in Eyupsultan district of Istanbul today at night, the Turkish media reported. No injuries have been reported, but the factory has suffered serious damage. The causes of the fire are …

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Fire in Iran teahouse: at least 11 dead

A fire in a teahouse has killed 11 people and injured six in Iran's southwest city of Ahvaz, IRAN daily newspaper reported. The report on IRAN's Telegram channel said an initial investigation showed the fire was set by a …

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More than 20 injured in road accident in Ankara

One was killed and 21 were injured in a road accident involving a minibus in Ankara, Turkish media reported. According to preliminary information, the minibus driver lost the control of the vehicle, which caused the accident. …

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Some 150 students hospitalized in Turkey's Bursa

As many as 150 students were hospitalized in the Nilufer district of Bursa province in northwestern Turkey. The reason for hospitalization is food poisoning, Turkish media reported. There are no foreign students among the …

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Man swallowed by escalator in Turkey (VIDEO)

A shocking moment was captured in Istanbul when a man steps onto the escalator only to find that it’s collapsing just below his feet. The footage first shows a stream of people walking down the escalator, which was out of …

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Two killed in Turkey's Corum road accident

A road accident involving a passenger bus occurred in Turkey's northern province of Corum, the Turkish media reported, adding that the driver lost control over the vehicle, crashing it into a fence. According to preliminary …

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