WATCH: Powerful Explosion Reported at Turkey's Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline
20:09 GMT 18.01.2022 (Updated: 18:51 GMT 03.11.2022)
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According to local media reports, there are no casualties as a result of the incident. However, the authorities are reportedly concerned that the fire will spread to residential areas.
A massive explosion hit an oil pipeline in the city of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey on the border with Syria, causing a fire to break out, A Haber TV channel reported late on Tuesday.
The nearby highway was reportedly blocked.
"The fire that started after the explosion spread to the Kahramanmaras-Gaziantep highway. Many firefighters and ambulances were sent to the area, the highway was closed in both directions," the report says.
Footage allegedly showing the pipeline on fire has emerged online.
The explosion of a natural gas pipeline on the "Kahramanmaraş - Gaziantep" road in southern #Turkey near the Syrian-Turkish border. pic.twitter.com/zIxqCT0OaH— IDLIB POST (@IdlibEn) January 18, 2022
According to the municipality head, Hayrettin Güngör, a total of 19 firefighting vehicles were sent to the scene. "Fortunately, no one was injured," he told Hurriyet.
Narlı Botaş petrol hattında meydana gelen yangının söndürülmesine İtfaiye ekiplerimiz 19 araçla destek veriyor. Söndürme ekiplerine kolaylıklar diliyorum. pic.twitter.com/f0pEz8LL7z— Hayrettin GÜNGÖR (@hayrettingng) January 18, 2022