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Explosion at doner kebab restaurant in Turkey kills seven after suspected gas leak

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Explosion at doner kebab restaurant in Turkey kills seven: Three children among the dead after suspected gas leak as footage shows diner escaping thick black smoke by climbing out window

  • The governor of Aydin province said that five others were injured 
  • Reporters also said there was a fire following the explosion 
  • The restaurant had its windows and doors blown off by the blast 

An explosion at a doner kebab shop in western Turkey on Friday killed seven people, including three children, according to officials. 

One official said a gas leak may have caused the blast.

The governor of Aydin province told Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk that five others were injured, with one of them in critical condition.

Governor Huseyin Aksoy said initial testimonies from a restaurant worker suggested there was a leak in a cooking gas canister, leading to an explosion at around 3:35 p.m local time. 

One video  shows a firefighter at the bare windowframe on the first floor helping with the operation

One video on social media shows smoke billowing from the restaurant

Governor Huseyin Aksoy said initial testimonies from a restaurant worker suggested there was a leak in a cooking gas canister, leading to an explosion at around 3:35 p.m

Footage on social media shows smoke billowing from the restaurant. Governor Huseyin Aksoy said initial testimonies from a restaurant worker suggested there was a leak in a cooking gas canister, leading to an explosion at around 3:35 p.m

An aerial view of the site of the restaurant blast in Nazilli district of Aydin, western Turkiye on December 30, 2022

An aerial view of the site of the restaurant blast in Nazilli district of Aydin, western Turkiye on December 30, 2022

Reporters also said there was a fire following the explosion in the restaurant in the Nazilli district of Aydin. Footage showed fire trucks and ambulances at the scene.

Television images showed the charred remains of the two-floor restaurant, which had its windows and doors blown off by the explosion.

One video on social media shows smoke billowing from the first floor window. 

Reporters  said there was a fire following the explosion in the restaurant in the Nazilli district of Aydin

Footage showed fire trucks and ambulances at the scene.

Reporters also said there was a fire following the explosion in the restaurant in the Nazilli district of Aydin. Footage showed fire trucks and ambulances at the scene

Another shows a firefighter at the bare window frame on the first floor helping with the operation. 

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Turkey, Bekir Bozdag, tweeted: ‘The person who allegedly caused the explosion was taken into custody. 

‘May our Lord not let such painful events happen to our people and our country again.’

Emergency services arrived at the scene

Emergency services arrived at the scene 

The building of the two-floor restaurant is covered after the incident

The building of the two-floor restaurant is covered after the incident

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