Firefighters search for trapped patients after a fire broke out Thursday at a hospital in the Gaziosmanpasa district of Istanbul. The huge blaze, which started in the roof, turned the side of the building into a burned-out shell and sent a massive cloud of black smoke into the evening sky visible from all over the city. Photo: AFP

Blaze engulfs Istanbul hospital, patients evacuated

Despite the size of the fire, the city’s governor said there were no immediate reports of casualties

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Firefighters search for trapped patients after a fire broke out Thursday at a hospital in the Gaziosmanpasa district of Istanbul. The huge blaze, which started in the roof, turned the side of the building into a burned-out shell and sent a massive cloud of black smoke into the evening sky visible from all over the city. Photo: AFP
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