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17 dead in Turkish hotel blaze
November 17, 1996
Web posted at: 1:30 p.m. EST (1830 GMT)
ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) -- At least 17 people were killed
and 41 injured in a fire that broke out Sunday in the Tozbey
Hotel in a tourist area of downtown Istanbul. Most of the
casualties were reported to be from a group of Ukrainian
who were staying in the seven-story, three-star hotel.
The lower floors of the hotel were gutted in the blaze, which
police said may have been sparked by a natural gas leak.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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