Two Killed, 30 Wounded In Turkey Blast

At least two people have been killed, and a further 33 wounded, following an explosion outside the governer’s office, in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

An explosion killed two people and wounded more than 30 outside the governor’s office in the southern Turkish city of Adana on Thursday.

Video footage showed a vehicle ablaze in the car park outside the building and thick black smoke rising into the sky in the city, 40 km (25 miles) from Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Windows were blown out and parts of the facade of the building, roughly six floors high, were torn off.

The state-run Anadolu agency quoted provincial governor Mahmut Demirtas as saying two people were killed. Anadolu said the blast, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m., came from a vehicle in front of the building.

Energy Minister Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Tayyip Erdogan, who was in Adana for a conference at a separate location, said 33 people had been wounded in the blast.

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