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1 dead in building collapse in Istanbul

1 dead in building collapse in Istanbul

The first floor ceiling of a four-story building in Istanbul caved in Tuesday, trapping two brothers beneath the wreckage, an official said. One of the men was killed while the other was rescued with injuries.
The incident occurred in Istanbul's low-income Sancaktepe neighborhood, on the Asian side of the city, part of which lies in Europe.
Sancaktepe mayor Ismail Erdem said the brothers were conducting repairs in the building when the ceiling collapsed.
Television footage showed police and paramedics trying to pull out one of the trapped man.
CNN-Turk and the private Dogan news agency had reported earlier that a six-story building collapsed and that several people had been injured.


Updated : 2021-03-08 18:31 GMT+08:00