VOA’s Steve Herman reported four people died and 38 were injured on a highly traveled street in central Istanbul after an explosion.
Update: Four dead, 38 injured in explosion on the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Istanbul, #Turkey, according to officials.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 13, 2022
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A shocking video has surfaced on social media of what appears to be an explosion on a busy pedestrian street in Istanbul, Turkey.
GRAPHIC : Explosion in Istanbul busy pedestrian street pic.twitter.com/7tWo7TB0bW
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There are no official reports on causalities, but the aftermath in the incident area shows numerous people lying on the ground.
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Consulate General of Russia is located on Istiklal Street in Istanbul.
Whether Russian diplomats were killed or injured is still unknown. The bomb was set off by a suicide bomber.
Previously, at least 11 people were injured, and four died. Istiklal Street is now blocked pic.twitter.com/Hp7VasOwiB
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Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya confirmed the explosion at 4:20 p.m. local time. He said, “there are casualties and injuries.”
Broadcaster CNN Turk said eleven people were injured. The street was crowded with people as it’s a popular area for tourists.