Posted 13 ноября 2022, 22:51

Published 13 ноября 2022, 22:51

Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

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Six people died in an explosion near the Russian Consulate General in Istanbul

13 ноября 2022, 22:51
The explosion killed six people, injured 53. Eyewitnesses claim that the explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Four casualties were initially reported.

The explosion occurred on Istiklal Street, near Taksim Square, one of Turkey's most popular tourist attractions, in the Beyoglu district. The Consulate General of Russia is located on this street.

The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation. Dozens of ambulances, firefighters and rescuers were sent to the scene. The entire area is now cordoned off by law enforcement officers, people are being evacuated.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the incident a "bomb attack".