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Death toll up to 97 in Turkey

October 10, 2015 6:00 pm

Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 97 people in the deadliest attack of its kind in recent Turkish history.

The Turkish government says 186 were wounded, 28 of whom are in intensive care.

Three days of national mourning have been declared.

TV footage showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners.

The blasts took place near the city’s central railway station as people gathered for a march organised by leftist groups, just weeks before elections.

Young pro-Kurdish and labour activists were holding hands and singing songs when two bombs went off.