Fire causes panic at Avrasya University in Turkey’s Trabzon
The fire was brought under control shortly after, authorities said.
The fire broke out in an eight-floor building on the campus for unknown reasons.
University staff and students in the architecture and engineering building were immediately evacuated and fire teams were dispatched to the area.
Trabzon Governor İsmail Ustaoğlu and Yomra Mayor İbrahim Sağıroğlu told reporters at the scene of the incident that no one was injured in the fire.
“During class, we noticed a small plume of smoke and we thought it could be a fire. We then immediately thought of switching off the electricity [of the building],” a student who was in the building at the time of the fire told state-run Anadolu Agency.
Separately, a fire also erupted in a room at the Bakırköy Courthouse in Istanbul again early on March 12.
The cause of the fire, which was brought under control shortly afterwards, is unknown. The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.