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Turkey gas blast kills one

Turkey Materials 1 January 2011 22:43
A technical problem has reportedly caused an explosion at a hospital in the southeast of Turkey, claiming the life of one person, a report says.
Turkey gas blast kills one

A technical problem has reportedly caused an explosion at a hospital in the southeast of Turkey, claiming the life of one person, a report says.

The Saturday incident's victim was identified as a gas company employee, who was there on a task to take care of the hospital's upkeep, Turkey's state-run Anatolia News Agency reported.

The death was apparently caused in the basement of the obstetrics hospital, where all the patients had been evacuated as a precaution, Press TV reported.

The build-up of pressure in one pipe has caused the blast, the news agency reported.

Earlier in the year, a suspected gas explosion ripped through the walls of a girls' boarding school in the central town of Taskent of the Konya province, killing 16 children and injuring at least 27 others.

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