Fire rages in Istanbul tower block

July 17, 2012 12:41

A large fire broke out in a 42-storey tower block in a central Istanbul district on Tuesday, sending thick smoke billowing into the air but there was no immediate reports on casualties.

Live images on Turkish television showed the building, which is made up of residential apartments and offices, engulfed in black smoke with pieces of debris falling to the ground below as fire crews fought the blaze. 

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