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The Besiktas nightclub fire was tragically inevitable

4 April 2024

6:14 AM

4 April 2024

6:14 AM

At least 29 workers died and two were seriously injured yesterday in a fire at an Istanbul nightclub. The Masquerade club is in the basement of a 16-storey building in the Turkish city’s Besiktas district, known for its nightlife, and was being renovated. Nine people have been arrested in connection with the blaze.

The fire has shone a spotlight on the dangers to construction workers in Turkey.

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