An explosion took place at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport due to an unknown reason on early Wednesday. The incident occurred at the apron at around 2: 05 a.m. near a plane. Authorities are investigating whether the blast was caused by a bomb.
Budget carrier Pegasus said the explosion at Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side of the city occurred at 2:05 a.m. (0005 GMT), when no passengers were in the area. It said its operations at the airport were continuing normally. Earlier reports said that two cleaners were injured however one of them died in hospital.
Security forces increased security measured at the airport, conducting search in each vehicle entering and exiting the airport.