the Paramedics, police and firefighters reached quickly to the site after the fall that occurred at 16 on Wednesday local time.
Initially reported Reuters and CNN Turk to fall to due to an explosion.
there were 24 apartments and a textilverkstad in the now demolished building. The news site writes that eyewitnesses stated that several people were buried in the rubble.
emergency Responders, and private individuals, helped to search through the rubble hoping to find survivors.
During the evening spoke to the mayor Binali Yildirim with the overall Turkish press.
– so Far, six of our citizens have been rescued and are being treated in hospital. They are doing well. Two of our citizens lost their lives, " he said, according to Turkish CNN.
He must also have expressed concern that adjacent buildings may have been damaged by the fall.
Newspaper The Daily Sabah reported that 86 rescuers and 26 fire engines were involved in the operation, which will continue during the night on Thursday.
Emergency personnel and individuals searching through the rubble for survivors. Photo: DHA/AP
what caused the building's collapse. Authorities have denied that an explosion occurred.
" It has not been an explosion, the building collapsed on its own. It is said to be very old, the official said, Memis Dikilitas, to NTV.
Istanbul's governor Ali Yerlikaya arrived to the venue in the afternoon and spoke with the Turkish reporters. According to him, is 43 persons written on the addresses of the house, whose top three floors have been built illegally.
on the house floor should have been illegal according to the governor, who declined to comment on how many people who have died or been injured in the fall.https://twitter.com/ntv/status/1093145123020554240
The local prosecutor's office has launched an investigation of the incident.
The people who live in the demolished house and the surrounding buildings that are deemed to be at risk of further landslides will be moved to the guest house in anticipation of a more thorough investigation, according to Turkish CNN.