LIVE: Explosion in Istanbul’s historic square, injuries reported

An explosion occurred on Jan. 12 in Istanbul’s touristic Sultanahmet neighborhood, reportedly causing injuries and deaths, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

According to reports by private broadcaster CNN Türk, the explosion occurred by the obelisk of Theodosius in the touristic Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul’s Fatih district.

The explosion was strong enough to be heard in nearby neighborhoods, the broadcaster reported, quoting witnesses.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is continuing.

A number of ambulances, police and fire trucks have been deployed to the scene.

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