Two killed in wall collapse at Istanbul tourist spot

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Istanbul (AFP)

Two people were killed on Monday when a wall collapsed above a tea house in a popular tourist spot in the historic centre of Istanbul, Turkish officials said.

Five people survived being trapped in the rubble that fell onto the tea house but two corpses were recovered by rescue services, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin was quoted as saying by Turkish media.

The tea house is located in Gulhane Park, a green area much loved by tourists and locals with spectacular views of the Bosphorus and just below the famed Ottoman-era Topkapi Palace.