Car abandoned in Bosphorus Bridge emergency lane causes alarm
ISTANBULA suspicious car that was abandoned on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge prompted the emergency closure of the major transport link on March 15 amid fears of a car bomb, only for authorities to reveal that the vehicle had run out of gas.
A man reportedly jumped out of a moving car before escaping in another vehicle coming from behind.
Bomb disposal experts detonated the trunk of the car in a controlled manner.
Following the examinations, it was revealed that the car had run out of gas before ditching it in the emergency lane.
The bridge was subsequently opened to traffic.