UPDATED: Six killed, 81 injured in explosion in Istanbul

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Published: 2022-11-13 16:57

Last Updated: 2022-12-01 18:52


UPDATED: Six killed, 81 injured in explosion in Istanbul
UPDATED: Six killed, 81 injured in explosion in Istanbul

Sunday, six people were killed and 81 injured after an explosion occurred in the Taksim area in Istanbul, according to initial reports announced by the Governor of Istanbul.

The governor, Ali Yerlikaya, posted on Twitter that “today, at around 16:20, an explosion occurred in Taksim Istiklal Street in our Beyoğlu district.”

He added that there were casualties as well as injuries and “police, medical teams and firefighters were sent to the scene.”

“Developments will be shared with the public,” the governor said.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

This is a developing story.