Death Toll in Turkey Building Collapse Rises to 3

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed residential building in the Kartal district of Istanbul on Wednesday

Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed residential building in the Kartal district of Istanbul on Wednesday

Authorities haven't disclosed how many people remain unaccounted for.

"We are focused on lives".

A team of 86 rescue workers and 26 fire trucks are now on site, according to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

The girl, Havva Tekgoz, was pulled from the debris about 18 hours after the building in the mostly residential Kartal district, on the Asian side of the city, collapsed.

There were reports of people left wounded or trapped under the rubble.

Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said earlier that three of the injured were in serious condition.

"Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters who are inside".

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An aerial picture taken with drone shows rescuers working at the site of a collapsed building in Istanbul, Turkey, 06 February 2019. Some rescue teams were also sent from neighboring provinces to assist with the operation.

The CCTV footage of the building's collapse begins with nothing apparently amiss as pedestrians stroll past it with cars parked in the street.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances, said the chief prosecutor's office.

After the collapse, authorities sealed off the area as crowds gathered to watch or help with the rescue operation. Yerlikaya urged people to vacate the scene to let rescuers operate more effectively.

Yıldırım confirmed two people have died and six residents have been rescued from the rubble of the eight-story building, while noting that the building next to the collapsed compound has been evacuated as part of a security precaution after experts suspected that it might have been damaged during the collapse.

Turkey's broadcasting watchdog later announced the prosecutor's office had ordered a media blackout, citing the investigation into the collapse. Turkish television stations immediately ended live broadcasts from the scene.

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