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29 killed in fire at Istanbul nightclub undergoing renovations

 Published: 12:11, 3 April 2024

29 killed in fire at Istanbul nightclub undergoing renovations

The death toll has risen to 29 at a nightclub in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul after a fire broke out during renovation work in the venue, local authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Casualties occurred among construction workers at the nightclub where the blaze broke out on the minus-first and -second floors of a 16-story building in the Besiktas district of the city, the Istanbul Governorship announced in an official statement.

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