Apr 3, 2024
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Nightclub Fire Kills Dozens in Turkey

Nightclub Fire Kills Dozens in Turkey

ISTANBUL (NEWSnet/AP) — A fire at an Istanbul nightclub during renovations on Tuesday killed at least 29 people, officials and reports said.

The nightclub was closed for renovations and police believe the victims were workers on the site.

At least one person was being treated at a hospital, the Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement.

Several people, including managers of the club, were detained for questioning.

The nightclub was closed for the holy Muslim month of Ramadan and its owners were trying to complete the renovation work in time for next week’s Eid holiday, which follows the month of fasting, NTV reported.

The nightclub had not obtained the necessary permit to undertake construction and renovations, the mayor said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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