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Explosion hits dockyard in Istanbul; cause unknown

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An explosion for an unknown reason occured in a dockyard in the Tuzla district of Istanbul early on Thursday morning.

According to initial reports, a large number of fire department teams and ambulances were dispatched to the neighborhood.

Camera footage from the seen showed that intense smoke clouds arose from the dockyard. It was claimed that the blast took place inside the hangar owned by a company.

Firefighters went to put out fire on two boats at the site, while two people were taken to a hospital due to smoke inhalation. Police took security measures in the area and efforts to extinguish the fire are still underway.

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