8/8/2023, 12:41 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Turkey: 15,000 tons of grain spilled in explosion

Turkish Grain Board (TMO) General Manager Ahmet Guldal said on Tuesday that an estimated 15,000 tons of grain were spilled in the explosion that damaged grain silos at the Derince Port in Kocaeli province near the Sea of ​​Marmara.

The grain stored in warehouses was undamaged, Gudal underscored, clarifying that the wheat kept in silos affected by the explosion on August 7 came from the domestic market. Thirteen of the 60 wells in the silos, which have a capacity to hold 95,000 tons of grain, were damaged in the blast, which is presumed to have been a "dust explosion" based on preliminary findings.

The number of injured people in the incident climbed to twelve.

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