This is reported by the agency İhlas.

“As a result of the earthquake ... there was an explosion and fire on the gas pipeline in the village of Topbogazy, Kirikhansky district of Khatai,” the report says.

A fire started after the explosion.

Earlier it was reported that at least 51 people died as a result of powerful earthquakes in the south-east of Turkey.

Turkey has declared the highest level of alarm due to earthquakes.

There were no appeals from Russian citizens in connection with the earthquake in the south-east of Turkey.