Four workers from same family die in devastating Turkish bakery fire
Four workers in Istanbul tragically lost their lives in a devastating fire that swept through a traditional bakery shop.
The fire erupted on Thursday night at around 02:30 am at the bakery located on Vidin Street in the Silivrikapı neighborhood and the workers, all from the same family which came to Istanbul for work from southeastern Mardin province lost their lives from carbon monoxide poisoning, the coronary said.
According to the information obtained, local residents noticed smoke rising from the ground floor of the five-story building and immediately notified the fire department, health services, and the police.
Numerous fire trucks and ambulances were dispatched to the scene. While the firefighting teams battled the flames, they also rescued six employees who were sleeping inside.
Following the initial medical intervention by the healthcare teams, it was learned that Abdülkadir Erboga, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition along with Mehmet Erboga, Besir Erboga, and Mehmet Erboga, had also passed away.
The bodies of the four deceased young individuals were sent to their hometown of Mardin for burial.
Workplace fatalities are a pressing issue in Turkey. According to a report by the Health and Safety Labor Watch at least five people died every day in 2022 while working in Turkey.
The report, published on the website of the Health and Safety Labor Watch (ISIG), a non-governmental organization dedicated to documenting work-related fatalities, stated that a total of 1,843 workers lost their lives in Turkey throughout the year 2022.