Two Syrian workers who slept at the shoe manufacturing plant they were working were killed by the poisonous gases during the fire in Turkey’s Gaziantep city.
The three-storey plant owned by another Syrian, Mohammad Ahneen, in the industrial estate in Gaziantep caught fire at night on August 15 due to an unknown cause. Firefighters and health officials arrived at the scene after the fire was reported, and the plant became inoperable after the fire which was taken under control in two hours.
Firefighters found that Syrian-national workers Hamza Nasır (18) and Mahmut Maruf (16), who used to sleep at the plant because he did not have a home, were killed by the poisonous gases they inhaled during the fire.
Another worker at the plant, Hüseyin Kargın, explained that Mahmut Maruf stayed at the plant because he did not have a house. Hamza Nasır, on the other hand, used to go to his house but was staying at the plant for 2 days because his father had gone to Syria.