Strong explosion in the street in Istanbul: many injured. According to what was told by the authorities, it would be an terrorist attack.
A few minutes ago an explosion caused the injury of several people on Istanbul’s Istiklal street. According to reports from Al Jazeera, at least 38 people were injured in the explosion. Videos of the incident have been uploaded to the internet and show the crowd fleeing immediately after a violent roar. Ambulances, fire trucks and police came to the scene shortly after.
The causes of the explosion have not yet been ascertained, but for the moment the shops have been closed and the road closed to traffic. According to the authorities, it could be a bomb used in an attack. The security measures around the area are very high in these minutes.
According to the first reports, at least 5 people have died. The estimate of the injured, on the other hand, is increasing: about 38 people would be transported to the hospital after the explosion.