Three children were among seven people who died Friday in a gas blast at a restaurant in the western Turkish province of Aydın, Agence France-Presse reported, citing officials.
Television images showed the charred remains of the two-floor restaurant, which had its windows and doors blown off by the explosion.
A gas cylinder exploded in the restaurant during a tube change, according to reports. There were over 20 people in the restaurant at the time of the blast. The area of the incident was cordoned off by police.
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The local governor said the blast went off in the kitchen, where workers were switching one of the gas canisters used to fuel the stove.
Four people were hospitalized, with two of the survivors jumping out of the second-floor window to escape the blaze, local media reports said.