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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 17 February 2019

Six-storey building collapses in Maltepe, near Istanbul

It is not known what caused the collapse

The National
The National

People are feared trapped under the rubble of a six-storey building which collapsed in Maltepe, a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey's capital, on Wednesday.

Video from the scene showed dozens of people sifting through the rubble of the building, while emergency services co-ordinate relief efforts.

At least one person was killed, the Daily Sabah, a Turkish pro-government paper, reported.

It is not known what caused the collapse or how many people were in the building at the time.

There are 12 apartments in the building, local media reported.

Video footage showed a stretcher being carried to the scene, while police try to clear the area.

Roof tiles, long bars of wood and cement are scattered across the street.

Emergency services are on the scene.

Updated: February 6, 2019 05:38 PM

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