ANKARA (QHA) -

It’s still unknown what led to a blast in one of the supermarkets in the city of Nusaybin. The explosion caused a fire which spread from a market to the flats located in the same five-story building.

Fire crews failed to evacuate people from the building and extinguish the fire. Therefore, a large number of vehicles belonging to the Mardin police station joined the fire fighting.

People, who could not get out of the building, were rescued with the help of a crane. The fire left 13 people injured, and 6 suffered thick smoke inhalation. All of them were taken to the city's public hospital. Being in critical condition, three of the wounded were later transported to the Mardin State Hospital.

QHA