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Death Toll in Turkey's Istanbul Building Collapse Rises to 16

The building in Istanbul's mostly-residential Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday. The cause is under investigation but officials have said its top three floors were illegally built.

Associated Press

Updated:February 9, 2019, 4:41 PM IST
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Death Toll in Turkey's Istanbul Building Collapse Rises to 16
Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a collapsed residential building in the Kartal district, Istanbul, Turkey. (Image: Reuters)
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Istanbul: Turkey's interior minister has said the death toll in the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul has risen to 16.

Suleyman Soylu said early Saturday that another body had been found in the rubble.

The building in Istanbul's mostly-residential Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday.

The cause is under investigation but officials have said its top three floors were illegally built.

Soylu was speaking to reporters at the site as emergency services continued their work.

Thirteen out of 14 people who were rescued alive remain hospitalized with seven of them in serious condition. (

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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