Turkey: Fireworks factory employees detained after explosion

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s official news agency says three people have been detained in connection to a massive explosion at a fireworks factory that left at least four people dead.

Anadolu news agency reported Saturday that a manager and two supervisors were detained following Friday’s explosion in northwestern Sakarya province.

Three workers are still missing, and rescue teams continued their search in a forest and fields near the factory. The cause of the blast, which injured some 114 people, was under investigation.

Television footage on Friday showed a large, mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke rising from the factory amid sounds of explosions. The provincial governor said there were 110 tons of explosives and fireworks in the production facility.

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Turkish media reported previous explosions at the same factory, which is not located close to residential areas.

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