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Turkey: 4 detained over deadly building collapse

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Turkish rescue workers carry a 16-year-old boy after they pulled him out from the rubble of an eight-story apartment building which collapsed in Istanbul's mostly-residential Kartal district, on the Asian side of the city. Turkey's state-run news agency said Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, authorities have detained four people in connection with the collapse of the building that killed 21. Authorities have said the building's top three floors were illegally built. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
February 14, 2019 - 4:51 AM

ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained four people in connection with the collapse of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul that killed 21.

Anadolu Agency said the building's project officer, construction engineer, safety inspector and a technical officer were taken into custody. They face possible charges of negligence.

The building in Istanbul's mostly-residential Kartal district, on the Asian side of the city, collapsed on Feb. 6. Rescuers pulled out 14 other people from the debris with injuries.

Authorities have said the building's top three floors were illegally built.

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