Six people injured in blast rocking Turkey's HPP

Six people injured in blast rocking Turkey's HPP

An explosion occurred this morning at a section of a hydroelectric power plant in Turkey’s Sivas province.

Sivas governor Salih Ayhan said that three vehicles were submerged on a highway near the plant, which is located in Koyulhisar district.

According to Ayhan, six people and two vehicles were rescued from the heavy water. He added the water was cut off at the plant and the canal locks were closed, Anadolu Agency reported. 

Ambulances, firefighters and teams from the Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) and National Medical Search Team (UMKE) have arrived at the site.

The search and rescue team said that due to the darkness, it is difficult to work on the stream bed. Construction machinery is removing the rocks and stones from the highway, which is closed to traffic.