Friday, March 30, 2007

Gas explosion kills one, injures 11 at Turk hotel

ISTANBUL - A gas tank exploded in the kitchen of a five-star hotel at a popular Turkish holiday resort on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 11 others, a spokeswoman for the local governor said.

The dead man was a hotel worker. A Russian tourist, a Norwegian holidaymaker and nine Turks were being treated in nearby hospitals for minor injuries, she said.

The explosion ripped through the hotel kitchen at around 7.30 am (0430 GMT) in the resort of Belek in Antalya province, a popular holiday destination especially for German, British and Russian tourists.

Source : STAR
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