Five Afghans were killed in fire in Turkey's Ankara

5 Afghans lost their lives in the fire that took place this morning in a building in Ankara's industrial area
Friday, 29 March 2019 11:27

At least 5 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a three-story building in Ankara's Iskitler district, a small industrial area.

It is reported that the people killed in the derelict building fire were all Afghan refugees living on collecting and selling waste paper.

Governor of Ankara Vasip Şahin told the reporters that at least 5 people died and 11 were wounded because of the fire. The derelict building was used as a place for waste paper parsing and storing, according to the governor's statement.