World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish authorities are blaming sabotage for a fire on a pipeline carrying petroleum from Iraq to Turkey's Mediterranean coast that cut oil flows late on Friday, NTV television said.
The fire on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline erupted near the town of Midyat in southeastern Turkey, it said, citing the provincial governor.
The Governor of Mardin, Turhan Ayvaz said that a sabotage was staged against the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik Oil Pipeline in Midyat.
"We have cut off the flow of oil in the pipeline. There were no casualties in the blast. Fire crews came to the site to extinguish the fire," Ayvaz said.
Ayvaz said on Saturday that oil flow would resume once the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik Oil Pipeline got repaired.
Tight security measures have been taken in the region. An investigation was launched on the pipeline blast.
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