Six workers killed at construction site in Western Turkey

Six workers killed at construction site in Western Turkey
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Two brothers were in the same container when a crane collapsed on them in a construction site of a hotel in the Bornova district of western Izmir province. One died, the other survived without injury

Six people were killed at a construction site in western Turkey on Friday, Turkish officials said.

Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Kosger tweeted that the deaths occurred during a tower extension of a building after the construction crane collapsed in Bornova district

The NTV news channel reported that the crane, belonging to a hotel construction site in the Bornova district, fell towards the building, with some pieces falling off onto the construction containers where the workers stayed. Fellow workers said they earlier wanted the administration to change the place of the containers but were denied.

Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk said a new hotel was being built at the site. Footage showed a crane dangling from the upper floors of a building.

Two brothers were in the same container, Yildirim Sari died immediately while Kenan Sari survived without any injury, CNN Turk said. The other two workers who were killed were identified as Fesih Ciftci ve Baykal Gurbuz.

Gurbuz had two children and the youngest was two months old, reports in Turkish media said.