Building ‘collapses’ in Istanbul

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A five-storey building has collapsed in central Istanbul, with fears that people may be trapped inside, Turkish media report.

The building is near Istiklal Avenue, a major pedestrian shopping area, the Dogan news agency reported.

A cafeteria was located on the ground floor of the building but it is unclear if anyone was inside, the report said.

Firefighters have been deployed to the scene, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

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