Istanbul apartment block collapse shocks Turkey

Istanbul collapse

Local official Zeki Dag told media that more than a dozen families were living in the block's 24 apartments, and a further 15-20 employees worked in a textile factory located in the building's basement. Three of them were in serious condition, Yerlikaya said.

A 5-year-old girl was pulled from a massive pile of rubble on Thursday in Istanbul, some 18 hours after a 14-unit apartment building collapsed and killed at least three others.

Overnight, emergency services also rescued a 9-year old boy.

Murat Kurum, Turkeys minister for environment and urbanization, said today that emergency teams are still "receiving sounds" suggesting signs of life from the under the rubble.

At least three people have been found dead in the rubble, and 13 people - including the two children - have been rescued.

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It was not immediately clear why the building, in the Kartal district on the Asian side of the city, had collapsed but NTV said prosecutors had launched an investigation into the incident.

"We will work without interruption until the search and rescue operation is complete", Yerlikaya told reporters.

Rescuers carry an injured woman on a stretcher from the site of a collapsed building in Turkey, Feb. 7, 2019.

Security camera footage broadcast on HaberTurk television showed several people, including schoolchildren with backpacks, running away from the site as the building tumbled down and a cloud of dust engulfed the area about 4 pm. The building had 43 residents.

He said local authorities had told him that three of the eight storeys had been illegally added.

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