ISTANBUL – The Turkish Interior Minister says that the number of deceased apartment buildings in Istanbul has risen to 21.
Minister Suleyman Soylu spoke on Saturday saying that those who made "mistakes" would be responsible. The eight-storey building in the city of Kartalo fell on Wednesday.
Rescuers remain in place and it is unclear how many people are missing. The fallen building had 14 flats, 43 registered residents and three companies
Thirteen people removed from the ruins were hospitalized and seven intensive care workers. Chief Physician Recep Demirhan says that two are in a very serious condition under the Turkish official Anadol news agency
Officials said the upper two-storey buildings were illegally built using low-quality building materials