Short circuit causes fire at Turkish train station: Report

According to a report prepared by the Fire Department, a short circuit in the electric cables at the roof of the building ignited the fire.

Short circuit causes fire at Turkish train station: Report

Istanbul Municipality Fire Department stated on Friday that a short circuit in the electric cables caused the fire at Haydarpasa Train Station in Istanbul on November 28.

According to a report prepared by the Fire Department, a short circuit in the electric cables at the roof of the building ignited the fire.

Meanwhile, works to construct a temporary roof will begin on December 13 to protect the building from winter conditions. The construction will be completed in 20 days.

A fire broke out at the roof of the historic Haydarpasa Train Station in Istanbul at 3.30 pm on November 28. All the fire-fighters in Anatolian side of Istanbul battled the blaze that engulfed the roof of train station during repair works. There were no casualties after the fire which was extinguished in an hour.

The Haydarpasa Station is a major intercity rail station and transportation hub in Istanbul. It is the busiest rail terminal in Turkey and the Middle East and one of the busiest in Eastern Europe.

Built in 1908 as the starting point of the Istanbul-Baghdad railroad, the Haydarpasa Station was previously damaged by a fire in 1917 after ammunition stored in the building during World War I was sabotaged.


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