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    An explosion has hit an overpass near a metro station at Bayrampaşa in Istanbul, local media report. At least one person killed and several people injured.

    ​​According to preliminary reports, the explosion was caused by a bomb. ​ 

    At least one person was killed and six injured in an explosion in Istanbul.

    ​"The cause of the blast is still unclear, all versions are being considered," Habertürk TV channel reports citing Istanbul governor Vasip Şahin as saying.

    ​​A large number of ambulances and firefighters arrived at the scene. All train services have been suspended.

    ​Dozens of people have been evacuated, based on tweets from the scene, as officials investigate into the situation.

    ​The area of the accident is a residential and industrial neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul.

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