Death toll hits 16 in Istanbul building collapse

Death toll hits 16 in Istanbul building collapse

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Istanbul, Feb 09: Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu on Saturday said that the death toll from the collapse of a building in the city of Istanbul which took place on Wednesday hit 16.

Soylu said in a statement to reporters at the site of the collapsed building that rescue teams have recovered more bodies, bringing the death toll to 16, adding that relief teams also managed to remove 14 wounded from the rubble, QNA said in a report.

He added that the search and rescue work has been going on for the last 58 hours.

The Turkish authorities announced on Wednesday evening the death of 10 people after the collapse of an 8-storey building in the region Kartal in Asian part of Istanbul.

Search and rescue teams continue to search for survivors in the area, and the Istanbul Public Prosecution has launched an investigation into the incident. (UNI)