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Explosion at Istanbul’s Sultanahmet tourist district

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

HippodromeAn explosion at 10.20am today hit central tourist district of Istanbul’s Sultanahmet. According to the Turkish TV channels' reports many people injured in the explosion.The Sultanahmet square, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, is a major tourist area of Istanbul.

According to a Turkish NTV, German tourists are among those injured at the explosion.

The reason of the explosion is not yet known.

According to the first official announcement from Istanbul Governorship, 10 people died and 15 are wounded. 11 of the wounded are foreigners. The wounded are taken to hospitals.

Number of Wounded tourists and their nationalities are as follows
Samatya Hospital : 2 German, 1 Peruvian
Cerrahpaşa Hospital: 3 German
Çapa Hospital: 3 German
Haseki Hospital : 1 German, 1 Peruvian

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