Dead in Istanbul Apartment Building Collapse

Istanbul collapse

Rescue workers carry 5-year old girl Havva Tekgoz, is carried to a waiting ambulance after she was pulled from the rubble of an eight-story building, approximately 18-hours after it collapsed, in Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019.

"All our prayers, all our hearts are with them", the governor said concerning the people who may still be trapped inside.

The eight-storey building, which is located in the Kartal district on the Asian side of the city, collapsed on Wednesday but the cause is not yet clear.

An eight-storey apartment building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday. As the media look into the incident, it was discovered that the building's top three floors were built without proper documents and permit.

The authorities have not disclosed how many people remain unaccounted for. "We are continuing with our search and rescue efforts so that we can deliver good news [about survivors]".

The injured are being treated at Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Yerlikaya said.

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However, Mr Kurum told reporters that some apartments had guests at the time of the collapse, without providing details.

At least three people have been found dead, officials said on Thursday.

Can Akin, of the Chamber of Geology Engineers, told The Associated Press that many buildings in Istanbul were built without an adequate investigation of the ground conditions.

Her rescue came hours after a nine-year-old boy was pulled out alive.

At least one fatality has been recorded, while three of at least four people known to be trapped have been rescued. He said there was a textile workshop operating without a license at the entrance.

Seven buildings around the collapse site have been evacuated for security reasons.

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