Breaking news! An explosion occurred in an apartment on the 5th floor of a building on Şirinevler Mahallesi Kazım Karabekir Caddesi.
Police, health and fire brigades were dispatched to the scene.
Security forces closed the street, while municipality and AFAD teams started working inside the building.
With the impact of the explosion, rubble from the building fell on the vehicles in the area, while the windows of some surrounding buildings were broken.
A tree on the street also fell on a vehicle due to the explosion.
Istanbul Governorate announced that the death toll in the explosion has risen to 3.
In a statement made by the governorate, it was stated that the number of people who lost their lives in the explosion, which is thought to have been caused by natural gas compression, increased to 3 and the treatment of 3 injured people continues.
On the other hand, it is learned that the injured person who lost his life was Ahmet Bal, who was being treated at Bahçelievler State Hospital.
Özgür Çoban and Ömer Özdemir had lost their lives in the explosion.
Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office started an investigation. The prosecutor on duty went to the scene for crime scene investigation and evidence determination.
Mayor: I Heard A Very Loud Explosion
Bahçelievler Mayor Hakan Bahadır said in a live broadcast that there was a natural gas explosion in a street and a fire broke out as a result.
Bahadır said that fire, health and police teams were dispatched to the area and that the fire brigade intervened in the fire, adding that the building where the explosion took place was close to the main building of the municipality.
Stating that he heard a very violent explosion, Bahadır said, “I even thought, ‘Did the building collapse or something happened in the demolition?’ We sent friends, they said that the top floor was connected to natural gas.”
Bahadır noted that the fire brigade took the necessary measures to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings and that citizens living in some buildings in the area were evacuated.