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Istanbul apartment block collapse shocks Turkey

February 7, 2019 5:24 am

An eight-storey apartment block has collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one person, while other people were injured or are trapped beneath rubble.

Video from a residential area in the city’s Kartal district shows rescuers at work around a mound of debris.

Reports suggest at least four people may be missing, and a number of cars were also buried in rubble.

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The cause of the disaster on Wednesday afternoon was not immediately known.

A textile workshop on the building’s lower floor was empty at the time, local official Zeki Dag told local media.

According to CNN Turk, the building collapsed at about 16:00 local time (13:00 GMT).

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