Six workers killed at construction site in Western Turkey
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.
SON DAKİKA: İzmir’in Bornova ilçesindeki bir otel inşaatında kule vincin devrilmesi sonucu ölü ve yaralıların olduğu söyleniyor. pic.twitter.com/YKiWb7AVuc— Izmir Çevirme Radar (@izmirdecevirme) December 30, 2022
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.