An explosion occurred due to an unknown reason in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline, Governor of Turkey’s north-eastern Kars province, Gunay Ozdemir said, according to Daily Sabah.
Gas flow has stopped in the region following the explosion. Governor Ozdemir said that all necessary precautions were taken after the explosion, and added that the explosion did not affect the nearby forest.
Locals said that the explosion was heard from Kagizman, a 20 kilometer distant district of Kars.
The reason for the explosion is being investigated.
A week earlier, the PKK organization had attacked the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline in the south-eastern border province Shirnak.