One Killed In Istanbul Explosion, Gas Leak Suspected

At least one person has been killed, and another injured, following an explosion, in the Turkish city of Istanbul, after what is suspected could have been a gas leak.

An explosion in central Istanbul killed one person and injured another on Sunday after what could have been a gas leak, CNN Turk reported.

Emergency crews found the body of a street vendor at the scene in an apartment block in the upscale Cihangir neighborhood, the channel said.

A taxi driver was badly hurt when falling cement hit his car, it added.

It was too early to say what caused the explosion which also sparked a fire in the unoccupied flat, the TV station said.

Istanbul, along with a number of other Turkish cities, have seen a series of bomb attacks in recent months, claimed by militants of Islamic State and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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