Istanbul explosion kills two
DHA photoTwo people staying at a café were killed while another was injured in a fire following an explosion in Istanbul's Esenler district today.
The explosion occurred at a café located on the basement floor of a building in Esenler's Orhan Gazi Street at around 6 a.m. A fire broke out after the explosion.
Emergency teams arriving at the scene learned that people were staying at the music house. Two firefighters tore down a wall and entered the premises wearing oxygen masks. The firefighters were able to rescue one man with heavy injuries while two women were found dead.
The wounded man was taken to Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital for treatment.
The victims were not identified in initial reports. It was learned that they were employees working at the café.
Officials have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the blast.