A massive explosion occurred in a natural gas pipeline from Iran to Turkey in the eastern Turkish province of Agri on Saturday night.
The explosion occurred in the natural gas transfer unit of the Turkish Natural Gas Pipeline Company (BOTAS) on Saturday night at around 9.30 p.m. near the village of Gecitalan.
A fire broke out as a result of the explosive and several firefighting units were sent to the region.
Firefighters fought the blaze for four hours before the fire was brought under control.
Agri Governor Halil Ibrahim Akpinar, who arrived at the scene after blast, said that they suspect terrorist sabotage.
PKK terror organization had carried out attacks in the region in the past.
The blast was so strong that it was even heard nearly 40 kilometers away. The flames reached to the heights of 80 meters.
The fire also damaged power lines in the region, causing a blackout in the city of Agri.