Explosion in Istanbul Metro services stopped: It was announced that metro services were stopped after a violent explosion on the European side of Istanbul.
There is no explanation for the cause of the explosion yet.
According to Anadolu Agency, the explosion occurred at the overpass near Bayrampaşa Metro station.
Regarding the incident, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said, “An explosion occurred at the Kadife Junction. One of our citizens was slightly injured. The cause of the explosion is not yet known. We are evaluating all possibilities in this regard, ”he said.
In the statement made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, it was said, "The trips were stopped due to the explosion-like sound at the Istanbul Bayrampaşa metro station, the reason for the sound is not known yet."
Taxi driver Ali Kalaycıoğlu, who passed from the scene shortly after the explosion, stated that he saw a large number of police and ambulances around the 'overpass' 200 meters from the Bayrampaşa exit from Aksaray direction. I saw that the windows of the subway were broken, ”he said.
Eyewitness: We heard a big bang, but didn't see a flame
Answering the questions of BBC Turkish, eyewitness student Onur Çubukenci stated that they heard a huge explosion while they were near Bayrampaşa Metro and continued as follows:
Medik We didn't see a fire. Some of the vehicles in the surrounding windows were broken. The glass of the metron looks intact. There is a mini van - van vehicle in the overpass, which is the connection road to Bayrampasa - Tem. There's nobody inside.
Iğ The police who cut the road here told us that he was a dead injured and that the explosion was caused by the transformer. We do not see the transformer from where we are. The helicopter's on us. People are calm.
Cular Expeditions to the Aksaray direction in the subway stopped, passengers are waiting to be evacuated. The metro leading to Bağcılar is still working. Bağ