A handout photo taken and released on February 9, 2019 by the Turkish presidential press service shows Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) carrying a coffin as he takes part in the funeral prayers for nine people killed in the collapse of an apartment building, on February 9, 2019. Photo: AFP

Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 18

  • Eight-storey block in the Kartal district collapsed on Wednesday
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the site on Saturday
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A handout photo taken and released on February 9, 2019 by the Turkish presidential press service shows Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) carrying a coffin as he takes part in the funeral prayers for nine people killed in the collapse of an apartment building, on February 9, 2019. Photo: AFP
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