Fire at Istanbul nightclub kills at least 27 people

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At least 27 people were killed when a fire broke out during daytime renovation work at a nightclub in central Istanbul, the city governor's office said on Tuesday.

Firefighters and other first responders surrounded the charred and smoking entrance to the club, which occupies two floors underneath a 16-storey residential building in the city's Gayrettepe district.

One additional injured person was in critical condition at a hospital, the governor's office added.

Three prosecutors are investigating the blaze and five people were ordered to be detained, Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc said.

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