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Turkey: Fire at Istanbul hospital forces evacuation April 5

Fire at Taksim Ilk Yardim hospital in Istanbul prompts evacuation on April 5; localized traffic disruptions expected

05 Apr 03:15 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/6/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Istanbul
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Event

A fire reportedly broke out at Taksim Ilk Yardim hospital in Istanbul's Gaziosmanpaşa district on Thursday, April 5, prompting the evacuation of the building. According to local sources, firefighters and ambulances have arrived on the scene. Details regarding the blaze, including the number of casualties, are still emerging. Localized traffic disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the fire.

Advice

Individuals in Istanbul are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor developments to the situation, prepare for localized traffic disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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