Explosion next to Pegasus plane kills woman at Istanbul airport, AsiaOne World News

The blast at Sabiha Gokcen, the city’s second airport and located on its Asian side, occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. (midnight GMT), local budget carrier Pegasus said, fatally wounding a cleaner on one of its planes.

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Istanbul – A female cleaner was killed and another wounded early Wednesday after an explosion of unknown origin beside a plane at Istanbul’s second international airport, with Turkey on high alert for possible attacks.

Airport cleaner Zehra Yamac, 30, died of head wounds hours after the pre-dawn blast on the tarmac at Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of Turkey’s largest city, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

The explosion took place just outside the terminal building where planes park for their passengers to embark and disembark.

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