Fire erupts in underground passageway in central Istanbul, no casualties
ISTANBULA fire erupted in an underground passageway in central Istanbul’s Topkapı neighborhood on Nov. 28. Smoke rapidly filled the passageway and spread in the surrounding areas from the entrances, but no casualties were reported in the incident.
Ambulances and fire fighters dispatched quickly evacuated the area, reports have said. The fire is thought to have started due to an electrical malfunction in one of the many underground shops, according to initial reports.
A dozen of the cut-price underground shops were highly damaged. The Tramway line, crossing a nearby busy avenue along which the passageway is located, was temporarily stopped.