At Least 29 Dead In Istanbul After Explosion Followed By Fire In Building Club

At Least 29 Dead In Istanbul After Explosion Followed By Fire In Building Club
At Least 29 Dead In Istanbul After Explosion Followed By Fire In Building Club

UPDATE at 17.53: Six suspects have been detained, including the owners of the business and the manager in charge, in connection with the fire at the Istanbul club.

“This nightclub has a license obtained in 1987. The license was renewed in 2018,” Istanbul Governor Davut Gül said.


UPDATE at 17.04: At least 29 people died and one was seriously injured in the fire that broke out in the nightclub in Istanbul, according to the latest report sent by the authorities, reports CNN Turk.

32 ambulances were sent to the scene, announced the Minister of Health, Fahrettin Koca, in a message on the X network.

UPDATE at 16.43: The death toll has reached 27, the authorities in Istanbul announced, quoted by Turkish media.

UPDATE at 16.35: “The cause of the fire is not clear,” Istanbul Governor Davut Gül was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet publication.

“It was under renovation. Those who lost their lives are those who were working on the renovation,” the governor added.

Justice Minister Yılmaz Tunç announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for five suspects in connection with the incident – ​​three officials, the manager in charge and a person in charge of renovation.

UPDATE at 16.29: Authorities announced that 25 people had died, according to the latest toll. Another 11 people were injured, CNN Turk reports, with the operation still ongoing.

UPDATE at 16.22: The death toll in the Istanbul nightclub fire has reached 16, Turkish media reports.


Initial news: At least 15 people died and more than 10 were injured, some seriously.

An explosion is alleged to have occurred near the stage of the Masquerade club, closed for Ramadan, while it was being renovated.

After the explosion, the club was engulfed in flames, and as the fire spread, the club and building were filled with smoke. Those inside at the time were trapped.

Firefighters intervened with 31 vehicles.

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