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Six-story building collapses in Istanbul

Posted: 10:09 AM, Feb 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-06 15:09:26Z

A six-story building collapsed in an eastern suburb of Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city, on Wednesday.

Rescue teams have been sent to the Maltepe district, according to the Turkish Emergency and Natural Disaster Authority (AFAD).

Dramatic footage of the incident shows the building flattened to the ground, with rescue workers at the scene searching through the rubble for trapped people and survivors.

The cause of the collapse is not yet known.