Panic at Turkish holiday airport as battery explosion sends tourists fleeing for their lives

This is the moment terrified tourists fled what they believed was a terrorist attack on a Turkish airport. 

An explosion at Dalaman airport sent customers fleeing for their lives this evening as panic sparked a chaotic scramble.

Soldiers raced to the scene only for security officers to tell flyers that it was a battery bursting that sparked the mayhem.

Danny Walker took to Twitter to say nobody was injured despite the chaos caught on camera. 

‘Battery explosion in Dalaman airport, lots of people running absolute chaos,’ he wrote. 

Pictured: Customers scramble for safety at Dalaman airport this evening, where a phone battery is thought to have exploded

Pictured: Customers scramble for safety at Dalaman airport this evening, where a phone battery is thought to have exploded

Pictured: Customers scramble for safety at Dalaman airport this evening, where a phone battery is thought to have exploded

Pictured: Customers scramble for safety at Dalaman airport this evening, where a phone battery is thought to have exploded

Pictured: Customers scramble for safety at Dalaman airport this evening, where a phone battery is thought to have exploded 

‘Wife lost her passport, I lost a shoe. The army showed up. But all is well. If this becomes a big news thing, just want everyone to know that we are fine.’

Another social media user going by the name Jack Strange said: ‘Dalaman airport. Everyone starts running and screaming. Thought there was a terrorist attack. Scariest moment of my life. Airport in disarray.’

Pictured: Passengers flee for their lives at Dalaman airport, where a phone battery reportedly exploded

Pictured: Passengers flee for their lives at Dalaman airport, where a phone battery reportedly exploded

Pictured: Passengers flee for their lives at Dalaman airport, where a phone battery reportedly exploded 

Staff at the airport (pictured) reportedly told flyers that it was a phone battery that sparked the chaos today

Staff at the airport (pictured) reportedly told flyers that it was a phone battery that sparked the chaos today

Staff at the airport (pictured) reportedly told flyers that it was a phone battery that sparked the chaos today 

He added that it was a ‘horrible’ moment and that airport staff had said that it as a phone battery that exploded.

Tegan Williams said security workers told her the same thing, writing: ‘All security have confirmed it was a phone exploding, people must have just heard the bang and starting running and screaming.’ 

Matthew Dando was also caught up in the scramble for safety. He tweeted: ‘I’m here, such a surreal moment. My kids are terrified. No proper explanation either.’ 

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