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Explosion in a Turkish gas pipeline following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

Image Credit: Belaaz News

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck 34 km west of Gaziantep, Southern Turkey during the early hours of Monday has caused an explosion in two different parts of the gas pipeline in Hatay Province, Turkey. More than 200 people have lost their lives due to the earthquake.

The head of Topbogaz village said that the explosion in two different sections of the natural gas pipeline, between which there is a distance of 3km. Botas, the state-owned crude oil and natural gas said it has ceased supply of natural gas to the region due to the explosion.

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