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Firefighters battle blaze at Turkey’s Iskenderun port

Jomana Karadsheh in Iskenderun, Turkey

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire at Turkey’s Iskenderun port, according to a CNN team on the ground Thursday.

Heavy smoke continues to rise from the port as firefighters and at least two firefighting aircraft attempt to put out the flames.

The southern Turkish port remained closed following heavy damage from Monday’s earthquake and the subsequent fire which broke out among containers at the terminal.

Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said Wednesday that efforts fight the blaze were ongoing.

“Our teams are working continuously at the Iskenderun Port to cool down the fire from air and land,” the ministry tweeted.


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