Empty capsules exploded during the controlled destruction of the remaining explosives used in the construction of the subway in Istanbul Pendik Kaynarca. Due to the explosion, the windows of the workplace and houses in the vicinity were broken, and material damage occurred in passing vehicles. Upon the notice, many teams were dispatched to the scene.
IMM Started to Compensate for Damages
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality SözcüMurat Ongun made a statement about the explosion. Ongun stated the following: An explosion occurred at the Pendik-Kaynarca Metro construction site this evening. It is our consolation that the loss of life and not injured in the incident. IMM started to compensate the damages of residences and workplaces with broken windows and material damage. We apologize to our citizens in the region.
Explosion Statement from Pendik District Governorship
In the statement made by the Pendik District Governorship regarding the explosion, “Today at around 19.40 a notice of explosion was received in the IMM Metro Station Construction located on Tevfik İleri Caddesi in the Kaynarca District of our district. Security, health and fire brigade teams were immediately dispatched to the scene and necessary safety precautions were taken. According to the first information received; During the controlled destruction of the remaining explosives used in the subway construction, empty capsules exploded, glass breakages in some workplaces and residences on Tevfik İleri Street due to explosion, material damage occurred in passing vehicles, a worker working on the construction site was slightly injured and treated at the scene, Outside the scene of the incident It was understood that a citizen got ill and was hospitalized. A large-scale investigation has been initiated on the subject ”.
Major Damage Occurred in Hospital
A person working in the damaged hospital said, “We were in operation at that moment. The explosion was unbelievably loud, with the feeling of an earthquake. The ceilings of many units in the hospital collapsed, the windows were broken. "I don't know why the explosion happened, but there was great damage in the hospital," he said.