UAE urges citizens to be alert after Istanbul blast

The UAE consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, has issued a safety alert for its citizens after an explosion killed six and injured 81 on Sunday.

The authority has urged citizens to keep away from the explosion site and the nearby Taksim neighborhood.

An online video showed flames erupting, and a loud bang as pedestrians turned and ran away.

Ambulances, fire trucks, and police were also seen in the video. The shops and the avenue has been closed down.

The cause of the explosion is not yet clear, according to authorities. BKM/ Expat Media

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