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At least two people are killed in bygningskollaps in Turkey

A violent accident on Wednesday hit Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, where a otteetagers residential building collapsed.

at Least two people have died. In addition, several have been caught in the rubble. Six of them are on Wednesday evening have been bailed out by rescue workers, writes the news agency AP.

They are Wednesday evening, still in time to scour the rubble.

The former Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim says that, in addition to the six rescued are in contact for four people who are trapped in the rubble.

- It is a race against time. The teams work hard and sacrifice.

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the state-owned news agency Anadolu sent the ministry of the interior and the minister of the environment to the scene of the accident.


Beboelsesejendommen is located in the Kartal district in the southern part of the city. According to the Istanbul governor Ali Yerlikaya, 43 persons registered at the address, divided into 14 apartments.

However, was the building's top three floors built illegally, like a tøjfabrik on the ground floor did not have the required permission, tells Ali Yerlikaya, who declined to comment on the death toll, writes the news agency Reuters.

- We are working continuously until eftersøgningsarbejdet and engineers is carried out, adds the governor.

the Collapse occurred at about at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Istanbul.

We rushed out when we heard a loud sound. When we got outside, we saw that the building had collapsed, " says one of the inhabitants, Kenan Ayyildiz, a Turkish tv station, writes the AP.

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