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09 Aug 2019 | 07:30 AM UTC

Turkey: Explosions reported in Hatay province August 9

Turkey News Alert

Several explosions reported at an ammunition depot Reyhanli (Hatay province) August 9; a heightened security presence reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Hatay Province

Event

A series of explosions were reported at an ammunition depot in Reyhanli (Hatay province) near the Syrian border in the early morning (local time) on Friday, August 9. Once a fire broke out, officials cordoned off the area, as well as several surrounding roads. No injuries were reported, though families in the surrounding areas were evacuated. As of publication the cause for the explosion was unknown.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.

Advice

Individuals in Reyhanli are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.

 

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