1 killed, 5 injured in building collapse in Istanbul

Empty 6-story apartment building collapses in city's Zeytinburnu district on the European side

1 killed, 5 injured in building collapse in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was killed when a six-story abandoned apartment building collapsed Friday in Istanbul, according to local officials. 

Five others were injured in Zeytinburnu district on Istanbul’s European side.

The building was abandoned after the demolition decision was taken two years ago, Ali Taskin Balaban sub-governor of the district said.

The water, electricity and natural gas flows in the region were cut off while the teams are investigating if anyone is under the wreckage.

Istanbul Fire Department is also carrying out debris removal works with 17 vehicles and 55 personnel in the region.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ocak 2017, 18:32
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