Videos show, pedestrians running from the scene in fright after a distant explosion in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Police have since, cordoned off the area and ambulances rushed to the scene immediately.
The incident took place at 4:20pm, local standard time, on the 13th of November, at the main Istiklal Avenue, Beyoglu District.
According to reports, there has been a loss of one life while atleast eleven have been injured during the incident. Inspectors present at the scene are yet to decipher what caused the explosion.
Details on the incident shall be presented after further investigation.