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Church blaze kills two in Turkey's Istanbul

A blaze at an Istanbul church left two dead and two others injured, heavily damaging the historical building. 
In this aerial photo from a drone, a tram passes an empty road in the Karakoy district on the final day of a four-day lockdown across Istanbul, Turkey, April 26, 2020.

Two people were killed, and two others were injured in a fire at an iconic Istanbul church, Turkish authorities announced Tuesday. 

The authorities said the blaze ripped through the lodging of Surp Pirgic Catholic Church in Istanbul's historical Karakoy neighborhood late Monday. Rescuers and firefighters who were dispatched to the scene reached the body of the two victims during the search of the building after they extinguished the fire early Tuesday, Turkey’s private Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported.

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