Turkey Grenade Depot Blast Kills 25

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An explosion at an ammunition store in Turkey has killed 25 soldiers and wounded four others, the military says.

An explosion at an ammunition store in Turkey has killed 25 soldiers and wounded four others, the military says.

The blast happened on Wednesday night at a military storage for hand grenades in the western province of Afyon.

Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu said the explosion was most likely caused by an accident and certainly not as a result of terrorism.

It is thought many of the soldiers were trapped inside the building as firefighters tackled the huge blaze.

Rescuers found it difficult to reach the soldiers because hand grenades lay strewn around the area, reports said.

Identification of those killed at the scene was impossible because of the force of the explosion, Hurriyet newspaper said.

The wounded have been sent to a military hospital for treatment.