Man blows apartment up after fight with wife in Istanbul
AA PhotoA explosion caused by a 50-year-old man at his home in Istanbul after having fight with his wife injured four people, including him.
Celal O. ignited the blast by opening the valve of a propane cylinder and causing the gas to accumulate inside the couple’s flat located at the basement of a five-storey building in Istanbul’s Fatih district, after his wife Necmiye O. leaft home due to a fight they had over reasons still unknown.
Police, firemen and medical teams have been dispatched to the area following a local residents’ call.
Celal O. has been reported as being left severely wounded after the blast and has been brought to Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Hospital.
Two other people affected by the explosion escaped with minor injuries and a person who had a heart attack was also taken to the local hospital.
The building at which the explosion occurred was severely damaged, while buildings around it have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Meanwhile, seven or eight cars parked along the streets immediately around the building had also been damaged by the blast.
An investigation launched into the details of incidents is continuing.