At least 10 people were killed on Friday in an explosion after alleged smugglers set a fuel depot on fire in response to a police crackdown, a local official said.
The suspects set ablaze an illegal fuel depot located in the basement of a three-story building in a small village near Turkey's border with Syria, triggering a strong explosion that also wounded three people, AFP reported.
The suspected smugglers were trying to elude a crackdown by security forces that raided their shelter after a tip-off, Hatay city governor Celalettin Lekesiz was quoted as saying by Anatolia news agency.
The explosion came days after twin car bombs rocked a border town in the same region on Saturday, killing 51 people. Official reports did not establish a connection between the incidents.
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