The Turkish press have covered the sudden and shocking deaths of two women killed by a falling tree in Istanbul's Beykoz district, the fresh custodies on Saturday's elevator accident, which caused the death of 10 workers in Istanbul as well as Turkey's unexpected defeat to Iceland in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying-round match in Reykjavik.


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The deaths of two women killed by a falling tree at a cafe in Beykoz, a district in Istanbul's Asian side, dominate the front pages of most Turkish newspapers on Wednesday.

"Tree kills two women in Istanbul" reports HURRIYET adding that the owner of the cafe was also seriously injured in the incident which occurred at about 4pm local time on Tuesday.

According to eyewitnesses, the tree – suddenly and without warning – fell on the roof of the cafe. Naime Hulya Bayrak, 60 and Ayfer Ayla Bulut, 66, died at the scene.

MILLIYET runs with the headline "Uprooted tree claims two lives" and said that the tree had been identified as needing to be cut. The authorities are investigating.

The deaths of ten construction workers on Saturday in Istanbul continues to dominate the front pages of most of the Turkish press.

The dailies VATAN and YENI SAFAK mainly focus on the detention of the CEO of the construction company, adding that five more people have been taken into custody over the accident.

The detainees, including the construction site chief and executive managers from the construction and elevator company, gave evidence before a prosecutor in Istanbul's Caglayan Court Hall on Tuesday.

The prosecutor extended their detention period for an extra day to allow time for an expert's report on the accident to be completed.

All activity has been halted on the construction site following the disaster as an investigation continues.

In other news, many newspapers also covered Turkey's defeat to Iceland in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying round match in Reykjavik.

"A bad beginning: 3-0" reports HABER TURK, referring to the Turkey's unexpected defeat. SABAH also covers the match with the headline of "Iceland volcano swallows Turkey" adding that Iceland has not been beaten by Turkey at home since 1982.

Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dutch club Ajax forward Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored for Iceland in the second half. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson found the net with a header from a corner kick to take the lead in the first half.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Eylül 2014, 12:03