Dozens dead in Istanbul nightclub fire

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Firefighters crowd around a building that is charred at the baseImage source, Getty Images

By Jacqueline Howard

BBC News

At least 27 people have been killed and one seriously injured in a fire in a nightclub in Turkey.

The club, in the basement of a high-rise building in Istanbul, was closed and undergoing renovations during the day.

Speaking to the media, Istanbul governor Davut Gül said the cause of the fire was not yet clear.

He added that the fire brigade was carrying out investigations.

The Mayor of İstanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, offered his condolences on social media.

"May God have mercy on our citizens who lost their lives, and I wish a speedy recovery to our injured," he said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

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