Road collapses in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district as water pipeline bursts
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
A burst water pipeline led to the collapse of a section of road in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district in the early hours of Jan. 25, disrupting traffic in the area.
Part of the coastal road between the districts of Tarabya and Yeniköy was closed to traffic after the water pipe under the road burst, causing part of the street to cave in, local authorities said, adding that teams were investigating the incident.
The road collapse occurred in front of the Kalender recreational club for military officers in the Sarıyer district.
“All the lanes of the damaged road were temporarily closed due to maintenance work,” the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) said in a statement, asking motorists to use alternative routes.
Water shortage in several areas
The burst pipeline is also causing water shortages in certain parts of the city.
“Tarabya, PTT Evleri, Yeniköy, İstinye, Çayırbaşı, Merkez, Cumhuriyet, Büyükdere and the Ferahevler neighborhoods of the Sariyer district are currently without water due to the damaged 900-millimeter water conveyance pipeline,” the Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ) said in a separate statement, adding that it would provide updates regarding the developments.
On Jan. 2, a similar incident occurred at this very spot. The water pipeline burst in front of the Kalender military recreational club. The water from the burst pipe flooded the road that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan occasionally uses when he stays at the Tarabya Palace in İstanbul.