Ankara, Turkey: Blast Near Istanbul Subway Station Injures at Least 1

Ankara, Turkey: Blast Near Istanbul Subway Station Injures at Least 1

ANKARA, Turkey — An explosion near a subway station in Istanbul on Tuesday injured at least one person, a Turkish official said. The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known, but some reports said it might have been caused by a faulty transformer.


The state-run Anadolu Agency said the explosion occurred at an overpass near the city’s Bayrampasa station. Several ambulances were sent to the area.

Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said at least one person was slightly injured.

“The cause of the explosion is not known. We are assessing every possibility,” Sahin said.

NTV television said six people were injured. The Istanbul mayor’s office said subway services in Istanbul were halted on the entire network following the explosion.

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