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24 killed in explosion near Syrian-Turkish border

English.news.cn   2014-02-21 00:50:55

ANKARA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 24 people were killed and many others wounded on Thursday in a strong explosion near Syrian- Turkish border in Kilis province in southern Turkey, private Dogan news agency reported.

About 20 people were killed at the blast scene near Syria's Esselame border crossing near the southern Turkish province of Kilis, said the report, adding that four wounded people died on the way to a nearby hospital in Kilis province.

Ambulances took many wounded to the hospital in Kilis in southern Turkey for treatment, added the report.

According to the Turkish government, the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has exceeded 714,000.

Editor: yan
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