Number of injured soldiers rises to 15 in Turkish military blast

Deputy governor of Gaziantep Okur said that the General Staff would make a detailed statement later

Number of injured soldiers rises to 15 in Turkish military blast

Doctors announced on Monday the number of soldiers injured at a military unit in a southeastern province of Turkey as 15.

Doctors said that 15 soldiers were wounded in a blast that occurred at a military facility in Islahiye town of the southeastern province of Gaziantep.

The injured soldiers were first hospitalized in Islahiye, but six of them were taken to a hospital in Gaziantep to receive treatment for burning. They are Mustafa Konuk, Saban Celikler, Ali Koc, Aytekin Parlak, Huseyin Demirbas and Veysel Turfan.

Eight of the soldiers were sent to hospitals in Iskenderun. They are identified as Koray Kaplan, Ismail Tomhan, Serkan Ozturk, Serkan Yilmaz, Ramazan Onalt, Harun Rasit Sahin, Omer Ocak and Deniz Tutus.

One of the soldiers named Nurettin Simsek was slightly wounded in the blast and the following fire, and was discharged from a hospital in Islahiye after receiving immediate treatment.

"A military prosecutor has launched an investigation," Mehmet Okur, the deputy governor of Gaziantep, told AA correspondent.

Okur said that the General Staff would make a detailed statement later.

AA

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