"According to preliminary data, an explosion occurred in the area of Buyukcekmece in the Hurriyet quarter. As a result of the explosion, one person died," the administration said in a statement.
According to reports, fire crews are on the scene and continuing their emergency efforts.
After the explosion, police arrived at the scene, in addition to a large number of paramedics.
Locals claim the explosion was caused by a natural gas leak. Authorities are still on the scene investigating the incident.