Three killed, one injured in building explosion in Istanbul
According to reports, the massive explosion was caused by a gas leak in one of the building's apartments.
Turkish media reported on Sunday that an explosion that took place in a residential building in Istanbul killed three and injured one person.
Sources said the blast which went off in a residential building in the Kadikoy district was caused by a gas leak inside one of the building's apartments.
Fire brigades and emergency services were quick to respond and managed to contain the fire at the scene.
Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said in a tweet on Sunday that 3 people died as a result of the explosion.
"The explosion occurred on the last floor of the building and the fire spread to a neighboring building," he said.
He further added that one of the casualties was of foreign origin, but their nationality was not disclosed.
#Kadıköy Fikirtepe'de meydana gelen #doğalgaz patlamasında bir yabancı uyruklu yaralımız var. Bir kişi kurtarıldı.— Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) October 9, 2022
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Bina içinde itfaiye ekipleri arama çalışmalarına devam ediyor.#İstanbul'umuza geçmiş olsun. pic.twitter.com/kSaUsH6K4e
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