At least two people were killed and several sustained injuries when a six-story building had 43 people living in 14 apartments, had a street-level ground floor and six higher floors, collapsed at Kartal district of Istanbul, Turkey, Turkish officials said.
As per initial reports, the collapse took place on the Asian side of Istanbul in the mostly residential Kartal district. Security camera footage on state media showed several people running away from the site as the building collapsed. Former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters “We will work without interruption until the search and rescue operation is complete,” Yerlikaya, the governor, told reporters. “Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters who are inside. Our hope is that we will bring them out safely.”
Authorities sealed off the area and rescue services are underway, as Rescue workers pulled six others out of the rubble and were working to free more who were trapped.
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23 July, 2019