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29 Killed After Fire Breaks Out In Istanbul Nightclub During Renovation

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At least 29 people lost their lives after a fire engulfed the Masquerade nightclub in central Istanbul during daytime renovation work, news agency Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing Turkish authorities. The office of the city governor said that firefighters doused the charred and smoking entrance to the club, and victims were rushed into ambulances.

Upon receiving the alert, firefighters, medical teams, and police arrived at the spot along with law enforcement securing the area. Firefighters, with 31 vehicles and 86 personnel, quickly extinguished the flames and brought the situation under control, Anadolu agency reported. "Efforts by rescue teams are ongoing at the site of the incident," the statement further stated.

The club, which was closed for renovation, occupied two basement floors beneath a 16-storey residential building. Amid the ongoing investigation into the incident, six people were detained, Reuters reported.