Illegal construction blamed in Istanbul building collapse

Last Updated: Feb 10 2019 12:18
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ISTANBUL: According to the officials, and multiple reports stated that Turkey's interior minister has said the number of killed in the collapse of an eight-story building in Istanbul has risen to 16.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials joined the funeral prayers for the Alemdar family following the president’s first visit to the site of Wednesday’s tragedy.

Erdogan told reporters outside a hospital, “In this area, we have faced a very serious problem with illegal businesses like this done to make more money,”

Officials haven’t disclosed how many people are still unaccounted for. The building had 14 apartments with 43 registered residents.