Several injured in blast and fire at Istanbul chemical plant

A raging fire marked by a massive explosion engulfed an Istanbul chemical factory on Wednesday, as firefighters struggled for two hours to contain the blaze, which injured at least two people, according to multiple reports. 

During the fire in the Tuzla district on the Asian side of Turkey’s largest city, a metal tank exploded, spraying shrapnel into the area and sending observers scurrying, according to the BBC. 

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