Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

Some 70 patients were evacuated from a training and research hospital in Turkey’s Istanbul on Thursday as a fire raged on several floors, according to local reports citing authorities. 

Video on social media shows the Gaziosmanpasa Taksim Educational and Research Hospital engulfed in massive flames that stretch up one side of the building.

Broadcaster NTV said buildings in the vicinity of the hospital were also being evacuated and there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Local municipality chief Hasan Tahsin Usta told another broadcaster, TRT, that patients had been evacuated from the hospital.

More details to follow. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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