Kahramanmaraş’ın Dulkadiroğlu ilçesine bağlı İsmet Paşa Mahallesinde depremlerden ağır hasar alan 4 katlı bina çöktü.
Sahibi oldukları binaya hasar tespiti için giren 3 kişi ise canlarını son anda kurtardı.
112 Acil Çağrı Merkezine yapılan ihbarla olay yerine sağlık, AFAD, itfaiye ve polis ekipleri sevk edildi. AFAD ekiplerince, Borsa Caddesi’nin giriş ve çıkışlarına şerit çekildi.
Cadde, araç ve yaya trafiğine kapatıldı.
“ARKAMIZDAN GÜRÜLTÜ VE TOZ GELDİ”
Enkaz altında kalmaktan son anda kurtulduğunu ifade eden İlyas Yıldız, bina yıkılmadan 20 dakika önce hasar tespiti için girdiklerini dile getirdi.
Gelen sesler üzerine binadan çıktıklarını ifade eden Yıldız, “Bulunduğumuz binaya yaklaşık 20 dakika önce tespit yapmak amacıyla 3 kişi girdik. Daha sonra ses gelince çok beklemek istemedik. Ağır hasarlı olduğunu da biliyoruz. Ardından caddeye kadar ilerledik. Arkamızdan gürültü ve toz geldi. Geriye doğru baktığımızda yıkılmıştı.” dedi.
An ağır hasarlı 4 katlı building collapsed yesterday in Istanbul’s Kartal district, causing multiple casualties and significant damage to the surrounding area. The incident, which occurred around 4 pm, shook the densely populated area and drew emergency services to the scene from all over the city.
Initial reports indicate that the building had been heavily damaged during a powerful earthquake last year, which had left it in a precarious state. It is believed that heavy rainfall and flooding in recent weeks may have contributed to the degradation of the building’s structure, leading to the collapse.
Eyewitnesses described hearing a loud noise before the building collapsed, and police quickly evacuated nearby buildings as a precautionary measure. According to officials, at least 21 people were killed, and more than 20 others were injured in the collapse. Rescue teams worked throughout the night to locate survivors and pull them out of the rubble.
The collapse has prompted calls for stricter regulations and greater oversight of the construction industry in Turkey. The country has faced a string of deadly building collapses in recent years, many of which have been attributed to poor construction practices and inadequate regulation.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted his condolences to the families of those affected, promising that the government would take action to prevent future incidents. “We will not leave our citizens alone in a time of pain and loss,” he said.
The incident has also raised questions about the government’s preparedness for natural disasters, such as earthquakes, which are common in the region. Despite being situated on several major fault lines, many of Turkey’s buildings are not built to withstand seismic activity, leaving millions of people vulnerable in the event of a major earthquake.
As the investigation into the collapse continues, thousands of people across Turkey are mourning the loss of the victims and praying for those still missing. The tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the importance of strong regulations and proper construction practices in ensuring the safety of all citizens.