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Building collapse in Istanbul, 21 victims

 


 
Building collapse in Istanbul, 21 victims

Building collapse in Istanbul
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The number of deceased due to the residential building collapse in Istanbul increased to 21. AFP reports this.
According to the report, there are at least 14 victims. The searching operation is ongoing.

“We learned our lesson. We will undertake all the necessary measures”, - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, said after arriving at the collapse spot.
According to Suleyman Soylu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, there were 35 persons inside the building during the collapse.  Earlier, the authorities reported that 43 people lived in that building.

In addition, the Turkish President visited victims in the hospital, and then he participated in the burial ceremony of the nine deceased people, who died during the collapse.
The reasons for the collapse are still unannounced. At the same time, the Turkish press reports that three out of eight floors of the building were built illegally.
Earlier, the collapse of the residential building in Istanbul happened on February, 6, about 7:00 PM. In the building, built in 1992, 14 apartments were registered officially, where 43 persons had been lived before the collapse occurred.
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